Word Up! Words of the Week for 10/5 – 10/9


Mr. Joseph Hosea, MHS Librarian

PSYCHOLOGICAL: adj. (describes a noun or pronoun)

  1. pertaining to the mind or mental phenomena as a subject
  • Sentence:
    • His research is on the psychological effect of driving on teens.


SUBSTITUTION: v. (describes an action)

  1. to put a person, place, or thing in place of another
  2. in chemistry; to replace an element or groups of elements in a compound with other elements or groups
  • Sentence:
    • The coach made a substitution and replaced Treyvon with Antonio.


TRANSITORY: adj. (describes a noun or pronoun)

  1. not lasting, not enduring, not permanent, not eternal
  • Sentence:
    • One can truly see in fall that the life of a leaf is truly transitory as it fades vibrant greens to reds, and yellows, and browns.


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

  1. a particular account of some matter, as from one person or source, contrasted with some other account
  • Sentence:
    • Many say that West Side Story and Romeo & Juliet are two different versions of the same story.


Language Arts Level 3 Power Word of the Week


  1. figure of speech in which the truth is exaggerated for emphasis or humor
  • Sentence:
    • My dad was very good at using hyperbole, his fish tales could swim stories around themselves!