Word Up! Words of the Week for 1/19 – 1/22


INDEX: n. (person, place, thing, concept) v. (describes an action)

  1. n. a more or less detailed listing of names, places, and topics along with the numbers of the pages on which they are mentioned
  2. v. to provide with an index or summary list of
  • Sentence:
    • It is always important to become familiar with the Table of Contents and Index when one receives a new textbook.


MINISTRY: n. (describes a person, place, thing, or concept)

  1. the service, functions, or profession of a minister of religion or administrative government office
  • Sentence:
    • It was through his ministry as a Reverend that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was able to become a spokesperson for the movement for equal rights.


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

  1. nonetheless; notwithstanding; however; in spite of that; regardless
  • Sentence:
    • Nevertheless, last year was the best since 2006, with employers adding almost 3.1 million new jobs. Social Studies


Level 3 Power Up Word of the Week

PRIMARY: n. (person, place, thing, or concept) adj. (describes a noun or pronoun)

  1. n. a preliminary election in which voters of each party nominate candidates for political office
  2. adj. first or highest in rank or importance
  • Sentence:
    • The first primary of 2016 will take place in February in Iowa.