Word of Week: dissolve

Our word of the week is dissolve.

Definition:

Dissolve means to mix a solid with a liquid and the solid will disappear from sight.

Sentences:

I have seen the jelly crystals dissolve. – Toby

Sour cream dissolves when you put in hot soup. – Sam

Soft object can dissolve in water. – Monty

Synonyms:

diffuse, liquefy, thaw, soften, run, fuse, waste away

Antonyms:

solidify, coagulate, concentrate, unmix

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Word of the Week: initiative

Our word of the week is initiative.

Definition:

Seeing something and acting on it without being told to.

Sentences:

I showed initiative when I packed away the English 10 tub. – Zoe

I showed initiative when I made my bed and tidied my room without being told. – Hugo

When you are doing the Tidy Team pack up job you have show initiative. – Bridgette

Synonyms:

action, effort, push, get up and go, advance, enthusiasm, resourcefulness

Antonyms:

indifference, lethargy, laziness

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Word of the Week: petrify

Our word of the week is petrify.

Definition:

Something that makes you feel very frightened or so scared you cant move.

Sentences:

I was petrified when my rabbit ran away. – Sam

I was petrified when I was on the rollercoaster at the fun park. Archer

I was petrified when my dad scared me. Luca

Synonyms:

turn to stone, stupefy, alarm, horrify, terrify, scare, startle, paralyse

Antonyms:

soothe, comfort, please

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Word of the Week: Integrity

Our word of the week is integrity.

Definition:

If you have integrity you are an honest and moral person.

Sentences:

At Waimea Heights we value integrity. – Deniz

I showed integrity when I owned up about braking a vase. – Sadie

I showed integrity when I paid my mum back for a toy. – Sam

Synonyms:

goodness, honesty, honourableness

Antonyms:

corrupt, disgrace, dishonour, dishonesty

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Word of the Week: excruciating

Our word of the week is excruciating.

Definition:

Something that is extremely painful.

Sentences:

It is excruciating when you brake a bone in sport.😖🤕⚽️ – Sam
When I was three of four I tight roped across some bricks outside my house. I fell off and and hit the bricks and started crying. Then I looked at my leg when I was crying and guess what happened…all of my skin was ripped of my knee cap. It was excruciating. 😨😢🤕 – Arlo
My mum’s foot was excruciating when she hurt it (it was excruciating because she could not walk)☹️. – Deniz

Synonyms:

agonising, burning, intense, punishing, torment, unbearable

Antonyms:

endurable, helpful, pleasing, bearable, soothing

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Word of the Week: Perposterous

Our word of the week is preposterous.

Definition:

Something that is extremely unreasonable and foolish.

Sentences:

My soccer team is preposterous for like when tried to get a goal from halfway – Sam
It’s preposterous that we can’t have peanut butter at school. – Hugo
I was preposterous when I wanted to wear my winter pjs on a hot night. –  Sam

Synonyms:

absurd, crazy, foolish, impossible, outrageous, shocking, wild, unusual

Antonyms:

reasonable, wise, sensible, logical

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Word of the Week: Obnoxious

Our word of the week is obnoxious.

Definition:

Someone or something that is rude, loud or aggressive.

Sentences:

When I get in trouble I am obnoxious.😖😖😖 – Tigris
My  puppy was being obnoxious when he did not want to put on the  lead.🐶 – Matilda
My sister was obnoxious when I won the game of soccer. ⚽️ – Sam

Synonyms:

abominable, awful, beastly, disgusting, unpleasant, nasty, pesky, rotten

Antonyms:

agreeable, nice, kind, pleasant, soft, delightful, sweet

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Word of the Week: Opportunity

Our word of the week is opportunity.

Definition:

A time when you can do something that you cannot do at other times.

Sentences:

If you are a musician you have the opportunity to play on stage. – Deniz

I had the opportunity to clean my room but I didn’t want to. – Estella

My mum said I had the opportunity to go to ballet in the afternoon. – Chloe

Synonyms:

event, fighting chance, opening, moment, occasion, good luck, time

Antonyms:

bad luck, misfortune, constraint

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Word of the Week: Privilege

Our word of the week is privilege.

Definition:

A privilege is a special advantage or right that a person or group has.

Sentences:

We are privileged to have a big school. – Claire

It is a privilege to have Foxtel. – Lochie

I am privilege because I live in the bush. – Alex

Synonyms:

freedom, chance, benefit, right, opportunity, advantage

Antonyms:

disadvantage, difference, refusal

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Word of the Week: Amuse

Our word of the week is amuse.

Definition:

Amuse means to make someone laugh or to entertain them.

Sentences:

Billy amused me when we where at Barrington and he fell on a pole on his tummy. It looked like he winded his self but he was laughing. – Ollie
I was amused when I saw dolphins it was amazing. Melody
My sister amuses me by teaching me things. – Anna

Synonyms:

cheer, laugh, delight, interest, wow, entertain, entice, engross

Antonyms:

anger, annoy, bore, dull, tire, upset, disappoint, depress

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