Word Up! Words of the Week for 8/24 – 8/28

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Mr. Joseph Hosea, MHS Librarian

Equivalent: adj. (describes nouns or pronouns)

  • Definition:
    • adj. – equal in value, measure, force, effect, or significance
  • Sentence:
    • “His silence is equivalent to an admission of guilt”

 

Licensed: v. (describes an action)

  • Definition:
    • v. – to grant authoritative permission or license to something or someone
  • Sentence:
    • “Many 16 year olds are now licensed to drive. Watch out!”

 

Mentality: n. (person, place, thing, or concept)

  • Definition:
    • n. – Of or relating to the capacity, set, view, or outlook of one’s mind
  • Sentence:
    • “Mr. Hosea has a very spirited mentality.”

 

Objectivity: n. (person, place, thing, or concept)

  • Definition:
    • n. – 1. the state or quality of being objective
    • n. – 2. intentness on objects external to the mind
    • n. – 3. external or outside reality
  • Sentence:
    • “Reporters need to put value on objectivity and not become a part of the political party machine.”

 

MATH Power Up Word of the Week: 

Evaluate

  • Definition:
    • v. – 1. to find the value of an expression (as in 3×2^2-1)
    • v. – 2. to judge or determine the significance, worth, or quality of
  • Sentence:
    • “To evaluate the expression three times two squared minus one, and follow the order of operations, one must square two, multiply that by three and then subtract the one; totaling eleven.”