Word of the Week 20th March 2017

Word of the Week 20th March 2017 This week’s  is… Definition: The use of humour, irony, exaggeration or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. Example: Jonathan Swift also uses satire in Gulliver’s Travels – the entire story is a satire of English society. Synonym: […]

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Word of the Week 6th March 2017

Word of the Week 6th March 2017 Definition: Trade between companies in developed countries and producers in developing countries in which fair prices are paid to the producers. Example: Sometimes workers are exploited by low wages and poor working conditions, fair trade aims to stop this. Synonym: managed prices, balance of trade.

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Word of the Week 27th February 2017

Word of the Week 27th February 2017 Definition: To be involved or take part. Example: Are you going to participate in World Book Day? Synonym: involve, taking part in, part, engage, contribute.

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Word of the Week 20th February 2017

Word of the Week 20th February 2017 Definition: The use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature. Example: Children may be reluctant to admit to being victims of cyberbullying. Synonym: bullying.

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Word of the Week 30th January 2017

Word of the Week 30th January 2017 Definition: A spoken or written account of connected events; a story. Example: Many modern books have a gripping narrative. Synonym: account, story, tale, chronicle, description, record, portrayal.

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Word of the Week 23rd January 2017

Word of the Week 23rd January 2017 Definition: Killing, especially of a whole group of people or animals Example: According to The Independent newspaper, there are nine ethnic groups at risk of extermination. Synonym: killing, murder, assassination, putting to death, doing to death, execution, slaughter, massacre, genocide.

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Word of the Week 16th January 2017

Word of the Week 16th January 2017 Definition: Verb – work extremely hard or incessantly. Noun – exhausting physical labour. Example: People in the past led a life of toil, slaving away on the plantations. Synonym: work hard, labour, work one’s fingers to the bone, grind away, slave away, grind, slog, (blood, sweat and tears).

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Word of the Week 9th January 2017

Word of the Week 9th January 2017 Definition: Full of energy, excitement and cheerfulness. Example: Coming through the school gates were a noisy bunch of exuberant youngsters. Synonym: cheerful, in high spirits, high-spirited, exhilarated, elated, euphoric, jubilant, vivacious, enthusiastic, energetic, full of life, lively, zestful.

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Word of the Week 5th December 2016

Word of the Week 5th December 2016 Definition: To regard with disgust and hatred. Example: He abhorred sexism and racism in every form. Synonym: despise, detest, loath, hate.

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Word of the Week 28th November 2016

Word of the Week 28th November 2016 Definition: Having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone. Example: Some loved spiders, some hated spiders, few were ambivalent about spiders because they catch flies but can trespass in your house. Synonym: equivocal, uncertain, unsure, doubtful, indecisive, inconclusive, irresolute, in two minds, undecided.

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