Each week a new word will be listed here. Your challenge is to find the meaning of the word, where the word comes from, a synonym (a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language), an antonym (a word or phrase that means the OPPOSITE of this word), create a sentence using the word correctly or find a word that means the same in another language. You can either make and share a doc to Miss Lester with what you have found out or put it as a comment below (remember to include the word that you are working with and your name).
Word of the Week - Term 3 Week 5
Word of the Week - Term 3 Week 3
This is an Americanism (a word someone made up in American that has then been used a lot and become a popular word) and is an alliteration of discompose or discomfort.
Synonyms for discombobulate are befuddle, bewilder and fluster.
Antonyms for discombobulate are calm, clear up and comfort.
The speaker felt discombobulated by the hecklers.
Discombobulate is 意乱情迷 Yì luàn qíng mí in Chinese.
Word of the Week - Term 3 Week 2
Comes from the Latin coercere meaning hold in or restrain.
Synonyms for coerce are bully or intimidate.
Antonyms for coerce are allow, encourage, assist.
They coerced him into signing the document.
Coerce is dwingen in Dutch, zwingen in German and tvinga in Swedish.
Word of the Week - Term 3 Week 1
Comes from the Latin abominabilis meaning despise as a bad omen or abhor.
Synonyms for abominable are abhorrent, horrible, revolting, foul or miserable.
Antonyms for abominable are likeable, admirable and delightful.
The weather today was absolutely abominable and cold.
Abominable is kasuklam-suklam in Filipino, inosia in Samoan and scârbos in Romanian.