This is a page I have dedicated to the new words that I have learnt in the week. I have realised that my vocabulary has not improved since P6 so from now on, whenever I see a new word which I do not know, I shall look them up and post them here!
Sophia’s Challenge of the week: Pick 10 words and try to use them in your everyday conversation! It will help drill them into your head!
Sophistry: the use of clever but false arguments, especially with the intention of deceiving.
Intermeddling: interfere in something that is not one’s concern.
Dogsbody: a person who is given menial tasks to do, especially a junior in an office
Partisan: 1. (n) a strong supporter of a party, cause, or person. 2. (n) a member of a armed group formed to fight secretly against an occupying force, eg, a resistance fighter. 3. (adj) prejudiced in favor of a particular cause. Newspapers have become increasingly partisan. She’s as partisan as your father.
Ruminate: (v) think deeply about sth, to chew the cud (to ponder over, meditate). I decided to relax and ruminate over a cup of tea.
Flummoxed: Bewildered or Perplexed
Onerous: (of responsibilities and tasks) Requiring a great deal of effort, trouble or difficulty. (In law) with heavy obligations. Onerous duties
Blithe: Showing a casual, cheerful indifference considered to be callous or improper; happy and carefree. a blithe disregard for road rules, a blithe seaside comedy
Callous: Having an insensitive and cruel disregard of others. his callous comments about the accident made me shiver
Vapid: unoriginal, uninspired, bland
There you go! New words are added to the top of the list, so you can always keep track of what’s new this week!