Word of the Week: Coincidence

Our word of the week is coincidence.

Definition:

When two or more similar things happen at the same time by chance.

Sentences:

It was a coincidence when me and Sadie came to school in the same clothes on free dress day. 👗 – Coco
It was a coincidence when I saw Zoe at the supermarket.  – Michaella
It was a coincidence when I booked a holiday to New York but then I won one trip to New York in a raffle. – Lizzie

Synonyms:

fluke, gamble, concurrence, collaboration, luck, fate, chance, fortunate

Antonyms:

plan, scheme, design, aim

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Word of the Week: vocal

Our word of the week is vocal.

Definition:

To use your voice.

Sentences:

In The Voice there are a lot of vocalists. – Fraser

We were very vocal when we sung the song. – Melody

I am very vocal when I am watching the footy. – Sam

Synonyms:

articulate, choral, expressed, lyric, oral, phonetic, pronounced, uttered, vowel

Antonyms:

written, shy, modest, inarticulate, quiet

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Word of the Week: fracture

Our word of the week is fracture.

Definition:

A fracture is a crack or break in something.

Sentences:

I have never fractured a bone in my life. – Ollie
You can’t fracture foam. – Bridgette
My brother fractured his foot. It was very sore. He also fractured his arm as well. It was gruesome. – Sam

Synonyms:

break, gap, crack, splinter, wound, division, rupture, split

Antonyms:

secure, attach, fix, join, fasten, mend, put together

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Word of the Week: Fraction

Our word of the week is fraction.

Definition:

A fraction is a smaller part of a whole thing.

Sentences:

Billy and Lenny cut toast into fractions🍞🍴. – Billy & Lenny
In Australian Ninja warrior they do the heats, semis and the grand final in fractions so the show doesn’t go all night. – Hugo
My grandma cut my apple into fractions. 🍎🍏 – Michaella

Synonyms:

bite, chunk, division, piece, half, portion, section, share, slice

Antonyms:

total, entirety, whole

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Word of the Week: Fatigue

Our word of the week is fatigue.

Definition:

Fatigue means to feel very tired.

Sentences:

When a velociraptor runs very far it gets fatigued.- Lenny
After playing football I was feeling fatigued. – Lochie
I was fatigued when I got up on the first day of school because I was so used to sleeping instead 😴😴😴 when I woke up I was like😒 – Dan

Synonyms:

tired, exhausted weary, worn-out, zonked, drained

Antonyms:

alert, energised, lively, keen, refreshed

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Word of the Week: Tremendous

Our word of the week is Tremendous

Definition:

Something that is very impressive or large in size.

Sentences:

I was a tremendous house on the way to school. – Melody

My tooth is hurting tremendously. – Zoe

I ate a tremendous amount of ice-cream. – Hugo

Synonyms:

amazing, colossal, gigantic, humungous, jumbo, terrific

Antonyms:

little, small, tiny, underwhelming

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Word of the Week: suspicious

Our word of the week is suspicious.

Definition:

Someone or something that you don’t trust.

Sentences:

At assembly the secret spotter is always looking suspicious. – Claire
I was suspicious on Friday  after school  when I saw  my dog’s   every were. – Elsie
Mrs Woolnough had a suspicion that Lizzie was not listening but she was. – Melody

Synonyms:

cautious, mistrustful, shady, suspect, wary, watchful, sceptical, funny

Antonyms:

innocent, trustworthy, believable, undoubted, brave, bold, sure

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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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