Word Up! Words of the Week for 4/11 – 4/15



  1. n. The position or function of a leader, a person who guides or directs a group
  2. n. Ability to lead
  • Example:
    • The ability to compassionately understand the masses and guide them toward a purpose is an example of leadership.



  1. v. to set as an aim, intention, or goal for oneself; to intend or design, or to resolve to do something
  • Example:
    • A soldier, or recruit, must commit with purpose to serve the greater good.



  1. n. Providing a reason to act a certain way; the state or condition of being motivated or having a strong reason to act or accomplish something
  • Example:
    • Care for others, the ability and willingness to serve, and a commitment to protect are all powerful motivations for members of our armed forces.



  1. Adj. having little or no concern for oneself, especially with regard to fame, position, or money; unselfish, humble, working for others
  • Example:
    • He wanted her to see what he saw, the good his guardians did for humanity, the courageous, selfless hearts of his men, the difference they made defending freedom.



  1. An act of helpful activity; to help or aid another
  • Example:
    • Key Club and the National Honor Society are examples of social┬áservice organizations that provide volunteers that help others.