Word Up! Words of the Week for 9/26 to 9/30

DELETERIOUS: adjective (describes a noun)

  1. adj. harmful, causing harm or damage

His refusal to do the work as requested was deleterious to his education.
DEMOGOGUE: noun (person, place, thing, or concept)

  1. n. rabble-rousing leader, a political leader who seeks support by appealing to desires and prejudices rather than rational argument

She sought to change the school and instead, was drawn into a circle of demagogues on campus.


DIGRESSION: noun (person, place, thing, or concept)

     1. n. straying from the main point

After a small digression, the team was able to focus in on the topic at hand.


DILIGENT: adjective (describes a noun)

  1. adj. hardworking; showing care and conscientiousness in one’s work

It is very important that we remain diligent in our work as we strive for excellence in everything we do.


DISCREDIT: verb (describes an action)

  1. v. to harm the good reputation of someone or something

His words were taken out of context in an effort to discredit him.