Word of the Day

Students will be learning a new vocabulary word almost every day. WOW! 

These words were chosen from lists of common high-level vocabulary which frequently appears in materials students are reading and on standardized tests. This is part of a curriculum being used in many classrooms in Anthony and throughout the district.

Quizizz for Word of the Day words 1-10. Click on the bold, underlined words to go to the Quizizz site. Join the game using the code 190178 for a fun, interactive quiz to test your knowledge of the first 10 words we have learned. It has memes!

Quizizz for Word of the Day words 11-20 Click on the bold, underlined words to go to the Quizizz site. Join the game using the code 709801 for a fun, interactive quiz to test your knowledge of the first 10 words we have learned. It has memes!

EVANESCENT  #1.  (ADJ.) short-lived, fleeting

NEGLIGIBLE  #2.  (ADJ.) not enough to matter, insignificant, trivial

CAPITULATE  #3. (V.) give up, to surrender, submit

ENIGMA  #4 (N.) mystery, puzzle, riddle

ZENITH  #5. (N.) peak, high point,

FORTUITOUS  #6. (ADJ.) lucky, fortunate

SPORADIC  #7. (ADJ.) occasional, irregular, periodic

POMPOUS  #8. (ADJ.) self-important, arrogant, conceited

CLANDESTINE  #9. (ADJ.) secret, surreptitious, stealthy

SYCOPHANT  #10.  (N.) |ˈsikəfənt; -ˌfant| “yes-man”, boot-licker, toady, 

EFFACE  #11.  (V.) erase, eradicate

SPURIOUS  #12. (ADJ.) fake, fraudulent, deceptive

ACQUIESCE  #13.  (V.) agree without argument, give in, submit

TACITURN  #14.  (ADJ.) silent, uncommunicative

RHETORIC  #15. (N.) persuasive speech, propaganda

IRREFUTABLE #16.  (ADJ.) impossible to deny or disprove

DISSEMINATE  #17. (V.) spread, distribute

ALOOF  #18. (ADJ.) cool and distant, antisocial

UTOPIA #19. (N.) paradise; an imaginary place or idea where everything is perfect 

INNATE  #20. (ADJ.) inborn, natural, instinctive

PLACATE  #21. (V.) pacify, calm, win over,

FALLACY  #22. (N.) false idea, misconception

DULCET  #23.  (ADJ.) sweet and soothing, pleasant sounding

EXPEDITE  #24.  (V.) speed up, accelerate,

AUGMENT  #25. (V.) increase, add to, expand

WINSOME  #26.  (ADJ.) appealing, attractive

PALTRY  #27. (ADJ.) excessively small, meager

OMNIVOROUS  #28. (ADJ.) consuming a wide variety

PERFUNCTORY  #29. (ADJ.) careless, without much effort 

QUIXOTIC  #30. (ADJ.) idealistic, with the additional meaning that it might be impossible

LATENT #31. (ADJ.) hidden, concealed, unrealized

CHARLATAN  #32. (N.) a fraud, an impostor, a person falsely claiming to have a special knowledge or skill

TANGIBLE  #33.  (ADJ.) capable of being touched, concrete

STAGNANT  #34. (ADJ.) unmoving, standing still (often in an unpleasant way)

BURGEON  #35.  (V.) grow or increase rapidly, thrive

DEPRECATE  #36. (V.) criticize, disapprove of, detest

MOROSE  #37. (ADJ.) gloomy, depressed, melancholy

ARDUOUS #38. (ADJ.) difficult, back-breaking;

SPECTER  #39. (N.) threat, dread

NULLIFY  #40. (V.) cancel out, undo

ZEALOT  #41. (N.) extremist, diehard 

HYPERBOLE  #42. (N.) exaggeration, overstatement (often for humorous or poetic effect)

INTREPID  #43. (ADJ.) fearless, bold, adventurous

OSTENSIBLE  #44. (ADJ.) appearing one way but having another meaning, apparent,

ENDEMIC  #45.  (ADJ.) native, common to a certain area