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WORD OF THE DAY UNIT 3 #25-36. Greenbrook Elementary 2011-2012. #25: ERSATZ. Meaning: Fake, counterfeit. Part of Speech: adj /noun. Monopoly money is ersatz because it is not real money. #26: SPORADICALLY. Meaning: Ever so often, once in a while.

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word of the day unit 3 25 36

WORD OF THE DAYUNIT 3 #25-36

Greenbrook Elementary

2011-2012

25 ersatz
#25: ERSATZ

Meaning:

Fake, counterfeit

  • Part of Speech: adj/noun
  • Monopoly money is ersatz because it is not real money.
26 sporadically
#26: SPORADICALLY

Meaning:

Ever so often, once in a while

  • Porcupines sporadically raise their quills when feeling threatened.
  • Part of Speech: adj
27 dilemma
#27: DILEMMA

Meaning:

Difficult choice, tough decision

I had a dilemma deciding whether to take a segway tour of Boston. I thought it would be fun, however was scared to at first

  • Part of Speech: noun
28 jovial
#28: JOVIAL

Meaning:

Joyful, merry, happy, good humored

  • Part of Speech: adjective
  • The jovial dogs greet each other at the park and can’t wait to play with their friends.
29 benevolent
#29: BENEVOLENT

Meaning: kind, to do nice things, charitable

  • Part of Speech: adjective
30 solemn
# 30: SOLEMN

Meaning: SERIOUS FORMAL

  • I made a solemn promise to my coach to try my hardest at the swim meet.
  • Part of Speech: adjective
31 illuminate
#31: ILLUMINATE

Meaning: to light up, brighten, understand

  • Lights and candles illuminate this wedding reception tent.
  • Part of Speech: verb
32 penchant
#32: PENCHANT

Meaning: strong liking, craving

  • Buster and Barkley have a penchant for lounging on grass because they love it!
  • Part of Speech: noun
33 timid
#33: TIMID

Meaning: shy, frightened easily

  • The timid kittens were scared to leave their siblings.
  • Part of Speech: adj.
34 tedious
#34: TEDIOUS

Meaning: boring, dull, time consuming

  • Before arriving to the tranquil lake, we had to endure a long, tedious hike in Yosemite.
  • Part of Speech: adj.
35 ornate
#35: ORNATE

Meaning:

Showy, heavily decorated, much adorned, fancy

  • Part of Speech: adj
36 disheveled
#36: DISHEVELED

Meaning:

Messy, disorganized

  • The teacher didn’t know where to begin trying to organize this disheveled classroom!
  • Part of Speech: adj