Word Up! Words of the Week for 11/9 – 11/13


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

  1. an act of recognition or expression of appreciation
  • Sentence:
    • The teacher was very grateful for the acknowledgment of her 35 years of service to the school and district.


CITES: v. (describes an action)

  1. to quote a passage, book, author, movie, person, etc., especially as an authority
  2. To summon or call, rouse to action
  • Sentence:
    • In his work, entitled The Symposium, Plato cites Socrates and his philosophy on love.


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

  1. the act or practice of manufacturing or creating a variety of products, items, subjects, plans, lessons, etc.
  • Sentence:
    • Diversification is as beneficial to financial investments as it is essential to crops, animal life, insects, and life.


ENHANCEMENT: v. (describes an action)

  1. to raise to a higher degree, intensify, or magnify
  • Sentence:
    • The enhancements to the iphone 6s were significant compared to the old design on the iphone 4s.


Language Arts Level 3 Power Up Word of the Week

AUSPICIOUS: adj. (describes a noun or pronoun)

  1. promising success, fortunate
  • Sentence:
    • I keep an auspicious fortune cookie in my wallet. It reads, “good things come to those who wait.”