I just ate some delectable Haribo sweets – I like the white milk bottles and the tiny jelly babies: I think they are delectable, so they are delicious, mouth watering, appetising, flavoursome, flavourful, toothsome, very enjoyable: they taste great!! So tell us about what you find delectable – something that is delicious is delectable…
I was watching a Y6 maths lesson a couple of weeks ago when the word ‘adjacent’ was used when they were doing shape (adjacent angles, I think). Adjacent means when something is next to, or touching, or close by, or near to or neighbouring. Conquer means to invade and overcome another country – so Britain was conquered by the Romans and by the Vikings and the Normans (but we haven’t been conquered for nearly a thousand years now :-). You can also conquer your fear if you become brave enough to do something that used to scare you…If something is commendable, it means that it is good and that you might receive praise for doing it…clearing your neighbour’s snow in winter would be a commendable act. If you interfere with something it means that you get in the way of it, or you get involved in it: you can interfere in someone else’s business. An encyclopaedia is a place where there is lots and lots of knowledge and rustic means something to do with the countryside.
Because we had two words this week which were a bit like each other, I thought we would have both as Word of the Week…They are slightly different, because if you sabotage something, you disrupt it or ruin it, so if your teacher was trying to teach a brilliant lesson which involved gluing things, you could sabotage it by hiding the glue sticks – then it wouldn’t work…it would have been sabotaged. Demolish is more to do with knocking things down – like demolishing a building – but you can also demolish a plate of food which is a way of saying that you ate it all (despite it being a big plate of food!)
Ambidextrous is a nice word; if you are ambidextrous you can use both hands equally well (not many people can do that!)If you insinuate something, it means that you are suggesting something and usually not in a nice way… so if you said that Mr Brian should get a new shirt for his birthday, you might be insinuating that his current shirt was a bit old or scruffy! Inexplicable means something that can not be explained – so if the clock just fell off the wall, you could say that the reason was inexplicable… Consumer is a word that the Y4 are doing in science and it is about the food chain…something that feeds on something else is a consumer ( a lettuce is not a consumer because it doesn’t feed on anything else, but a slug is a consumer because it feeds on the lettuce.) Finally, animosity means a feeling of anger towards someone.