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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Word of the Week: defence

Our word of the week is defend.

Definition:

Defend means to protect someone or something from an attack.

Sentences:

I defended my self in karate we were doing a defend pads some one kicked and I defended it with a pad. – Dan
My friends are a defence to me. – Monty
When a lizard defends itself it drops its tail. – Lenny

Synonyms:

armour, barricade, fort, guard, security, shield, protection, shelter

Antonyms:

betrayal, surrender

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Word of the Week: Cooperate

Our word of the week is cooperate.

Definition:

To work together to reach a common goal.

Sentences:

Dolphins cooperate to survive. – Sam

When I got home my TV had arrived and I had to cooperate with someone to put it together. – Dan

I cooperated at church camp. – Melody

Synonyms:

advance, work together, chip in, agree, combine, collaborate, join forces

Antonyms:

block, delay, hinder, handicap, obstruct, impede, stop, disagree

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Word of the Week: Persist

Our word of the week is persist.

Definition:

If you persist in doing something, you continue to do it, even when it is difficult.

Sentences:

In cross country I was versing Sadie and even though I persisted, Sadie won. – Estella

It was hard to clean my pet bird’s cage so I had to persist. – Emma

On Saturday when I ran in the Coles Bay triathlon it was hard but I persisted. – Sam

Synonyms:

continue, grind, endure, survive, keep up, persevere

Antonyms:

cease, stop, give up, quit, leave

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