Word Up! Words of the Week for 2/8 – 2/11


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

  1. something that is put in or added to something else like data, information, numbers, or calculations
  • Sentence:
    • When making changes to policy or curriculum, it is important for all parties to have some input and make sure all sides are represented.


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

  1. the act of revealing or disclosing
  2. a striking disclosure or exciting new information
  • Sentence:
    • She had a revelation that her good grades were directly related to the time she spent on homework and study.


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

  1. aid furnished by a government to a private industrial undertaking, a charity organization, or the like.
  2. a sum paid, often in accordance with a treaty, by one government to another to secure some service in return.
  • Sentence:
    • In the recent past the government provided subsidies to the help the car industry.


SCIENCE Level 3 Power Up Word of the Week

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

  1. Chemistry. a substance that causes or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected.
  2. something that causes activity between two or more persons or forces without itself being affected.
  • Sentence: The catalytic converter in a car contains platinum, which serves as a catalyst to change carbon monoxide, which is toxic, into carbon dioxide.