• Word of the Day

    Be sure to write down the date, the word, the part of speech, the definition, and a sentence using the word correctly.  You will have to hand in ALL parts of this near the end of the quarter.  It will count as a test grade.  
    No printing off the webpage!  

    Noun: a person, place, or thing (Holland Patent

                Middle School, middle school, Mrs. Hast, baseball)

           Note: Proper nouns are capitalized.

    Pronouns: a word used in place of one or more

          nouns (he, she, him, her, they, them, I, we, you, our, it)

    Verb: expresses action (run, play, skip, smile)

    State of Being Verbs (Helping Verbs): am, are, is, was, were, be, been, has, have, had, do, does, did, could, would, should, may, might, must,shall, will, can

    Adjective - modifies (describes) a noun or pronoun

          (red car, blue fish, dinner table, one house,

          loud noise); tells what kind, which one, or how many

    Adverb - modifies (describes) a verb, adverb, or

          adjective (happily skipping, quickly running);

          tells when, where, how, to what extent (how long or how much)  



    Quarter 2


    11/6 derivative - (adj.) unoriginal; coming from another source  

    11/7 digression – (n.) wandering away from the subject

    11/8 disinclination – (n.) reluctance 

    11/12 dissent – (v.) to disagree 

    11/13 divergent – (adj.) varying; going in different directions from the same point

    11/14 dogmatic – (adj.) opinionated; relating to principles of faith, morals, etc.

    11/15 eclectic – (adj.) composed of elements drawn from diverse sources

    11/18 elated – (adj.) overjoyed; in high spirits

    11/19 elusive – (adj.) hard to grasp or follow 

    11/20 embellish – (v.) to adorn; to decorate; to add fictitious detail 

    11/21 emulate – (v.) to imitate

    11/22 exalt – (v.) to praise; to raise in rank or dignity  

    11/25 exemplary – (adj.) serving as a model; outstanding

    11/26 exuberance – (n.) joyful enthusiasm; overflowing abundance

    12/3 fallow – (adj.) plowed but not sowed; uncultivated

    12/4 fastidious – (adj.) difficult to please; really careful

    12/5 feasible – (adj.) practical, useful

    12/6 furtive – (adj.) stealthy; sneaky

    12/9 gregarious – (adj.) sociable; friendly in company

    12/10 gullible – (adj.) easily deceived

    12/11 hamper – (v.) to obstruct; to make more difficult

    12/13 heresy - (n.) opinion contrary to popular belief

    12/16 speculate – (v.) to buy or sell stocks, commodities, or land, usually with higher than ordinary risk, hoping to make money

    12/17 iconoclastic (adj.) – attacking cherished traditions

    12/18 immutable – (adj.) unchangeable

    1/6 impeccable – (adj.) faultless; having no flaws 

    1/7 incite – (v.) to arouse to action

    1/8 incongruous – (adj.) not fitting; absurd

    1/9 sedition – (n.) the stirring up of discontent, resistance, or rebellion against the government in power

    1/10 inconsequential – (adj.) insignificant; unimportant

    1/13 indifferent – (adj.) unmoved; unconcerned by; mediocre

    1/14 induce – (v.) to persuade; to bring about

    1/15 innocuous – (adj.) harmless


    This ends the words for the second quarter.