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WORD OF THE DAY Week 1 Words 1-5
Etymology: Latin – habitus (condition, demeanor, behavior) Other forms/Synonyms: Tendency, fixation, bent • Definition: • an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary • a particular practice, custom, or usage HABIT Noun, verb (2 Syllables) Ha-bit Pronunciation: Haeb-it Example Sentence:She has made it a habit to look both ways before crossing the street.
Etymology: 1375–1425; Latin-dēfectīvus, Middle English defectif Other forms/Synonyms: Defectively, defectiveness, faulty Example Sentence: The machinery is defective. • Definition: • having a defect or flaw • Psychology . characterized by subnormal intelligence or behavior. DEFECTIVE Adjective (3 Syllables) De-fec-tive Pronunciation: dih-fek-tiv
Definition: • accomplishing a purpose • actually in operation or in force • producing a lasting impression Etymology: 1350–1400; Latin effectīvus Other forms/synonyms: effectively, effectiveness, capable Example Sentence: Tide is effective in removing stains! EFFECTIVE Adjective (3 Syllables) ef·fec·tive Pronunciation: ih-fek-tiv
Definition: movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc. Etymology: 1545–55; < Latin trānsitiōn (to cross over) Other forms/synonyms: transitional, transitionally, change over TRANSITION Noun (3 Syllables) Tran-si-tion Pronunciation: tran-zish-uhn Example Sentence: He had a difficult time with the transition from middle school to high school.
Etymology: 1595–1605; < Latin initiātus Other forms/synonyms: initiator; commence; start • Definition: • to begin, set going, or originate: to initiate major social reforms. • to introduce into the knowledge of some art or subject INITIATE Verb (4 Syllables) in·i·ti·ate Pronunciation: ih-nish-ee-yet Example Sentence: The school wants to initiate a reading program.