Updated 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”

 

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. – 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.”

 

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

  • Definition:
    • n. – fair play, respect for opponents, and polite behavior by someone who is competing in a sport or other competition.
  • Sentence:
    • “The McCluer player showed good sportsmanship in the game last night when she helped an opponent up off the ground.”

 

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

  • Definition:
    • n. – a person displaying a firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.
  • Sentence:
    • “The Comet tennis player showed integrity by calling the ball out even though it caused her to lose the set.”

 

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

  • Definition:
    • n. – 1. rules of behavior based on ideas about what is morally good and bad.
    • n. – an area of study that deals with ideas about what is good and bad behavior or philosophically and morally what is right or wrong
  • Sentence:
    • “The Athletic Department at McCluer shows strong ethics by developing and implementing a ‘Code of Conduct’ for athletes.”