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Word of the Day. Week of September 17 th. rambunctious: when someone acts wild and noisy Part of Speech: adjective. Which ones are acting rambunctious ? Grandma and Grandpa going for a walk c hildren playing a game of tag p uppies fighting over a bone t he audience at a piano recital

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word of the day

Word of the Day

Week of September 17th

rambunctious when someone acts wild and noisy part of speech adjective
rambunctious: when someone acts wild and noisyPart of Speech: adjective
  • Which ones are acting rambunctious?
      • Grandma and Grandpa going for a walk
      • children playing a game of tag
      • puppies fighting over a bone
      • the audience at a piano recital
      • clowns at a circus performance
  • Tell about a time when you were acting too rambunctious. What were you doing? What happened?
inquire try to find out something by asking a question part of speech verb
inquire: try to find out something by asking a questionPart of Speech: verb
  • Are you inquiring when you…
      • call your grandma to wish her a happy birthday?
      • ask a librarian where to find a book?
      • call your friend to ask when his party starts?
      • ask your mom to check your homework?
      • ask someone for directions to a new store?
  • Do you think it’s a good idea to inquire when you aren’t sure about something? Why or why not?
clench to squeeze tightly part of speech verb
clench: to squeeze tightlyPart of Speech: verb
  • Which of these could you clench?
      • a hammer when you’re building a bookcase
      • a hot dog at a picnic
      • your teeth during a scary movie
      • a fragile cup as you drink tea
      • your friend’s arm on a roller coaster ride
  • When do you clench your teeth? When do you clench your fists?
monotone a continuing sound such as speaking without any expression part of speech noun
monotone: a continuing sound (such as speaking) without any expressionPart of Speech: noun
  • Which of the following might sound like a monotone?
      • words spoken by a computer
      • a dramatic poem read by its author
      • an electronic voice on an answering machine
      • a person calling out for help
      • someone telling a joke
  • Say your name, age, favorite color, and favorite food in a monotone. Then try it again with lots of expression. Which do you prefer? Why?
nibble to eat something using small bites part of speech verb
Nibble: to eat something using small bitesPart of Speech: verb
  • Which ones might nibble?
      • a wolf eating its prey
      • a queen eating a tea cake
      • a person in a pie-eating contest
      • a child tasting a new kind of food
      • a bear with a honeycomb
  • What is your favorite food to nibble?