Word Up! Words of the Week for 1/4 – 1/8


INFLEXIBLE: adj. (describes a noun or pronoun)

  1. not flexible; incapable of or resistant to being bent; rigid
  • Sentence:
    • The child was very inflexible, believing that he was right regardless of the facts.


INCIDENTALLY: adv.. (describes an adjective, verb, or other adverb)

  1. apart or aside from the main subject of attention or issue at hand
  • Sentence:
    • The plans called for staircases and lockers in the HUB, incidentally, they were never built.


LECTURED: v. (describes an action)

  1. to read or deliver a speech before an audience or class, especially for instruction or to set forth some subject
  • Sentence:
    • The history teacher lectured on World War II and the holocaust during class.


MIGRATORY: Adj. (describes a noun or pronoun)

  1. roving, moving, migrating periodically
  • Sentence:
    • Many migratory birds travel through St. Louis each year, including bald eagles.


MATH Level 3 Power Up Word of the Week

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

  1. in arithmetic, the term below the line in a fraction or the number of equal parts into which a unit is divided
  • Sentence:
    • In the fraction one-half, the denominator is two; meaning that the single unit should be divided in two sections.