Word Up! Words of the Week for 10/26 – 10/30


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

  1. an impractical idea; something visionary and unrealistic
  2. a process of picking out common features
  • Sentence:
    • Through abstraction, the students were able to simplify the process by eliminating like actions.


BONDED: adj. (describes a noun or pronoun)

  1. secured by or relating to bonds
  2. placed in bond, as in bonded goods
  3. placed together as in sewn, glued, or molded
  • Sentence:
    • He accidentally bonded his fingers together with super-glue.


CAPABILITIES: plural-n. (person, place, thing, or concept)

  1. having abilities, or the potential to develop abilities
  • Sentence:
    • The leaders assessed each other’s defences and capabilities before going to war.


DISCRIMINATED: v. (describes an action)

  1. to make a distinction in favor or against a person or thing, based on group, class, or category
  • Sentence:
    • At the mall, the students were discriminated against because of their age and asked to leave by 8 pm if not accompanied by an adult.


SOCIAL STUDIES Level 3 Power Up Word of the Week


  1. ruled by a few
  • Sentence:
    • A 2014 survey suggested that India, Britain, Russia, China, and the United States might all actually be oligarchies; the economic disparity between classes and the power associated with small groups and their influence over the law being the basis for this claim