I fell in love with ‘tetchy’ as Word of the Week because its first known use in the English Language was in Romeo and Juliet – by Shakespeare. Tetchy means irritable and bad-tempered, a sort of grumbling anger. I guess we can all be a bit tetchy sometimes (I can be if I’m tired…) No one is really sure of its origin, but it probably comes from old Scottish or French.

Skulk, is a great word and it means lurking, or loitering – as if keeping half-hidden but there nevertheless. It was probably a Danish or Swedish word originally. Conquer is more of a Latin word – meaning to defeat or overcome. William the Conqueror beat the English king, Harald, at the Battle of Hastings in 1066ย and became King of England. Authentic is a super word to be able to use: I paid ยฃ10 for a Ralph Lauren shirt the other day, and I am hoping it is authentic as it will have saved me a lot of money: authentic means genuine or real… Impervious means that no liquid can pass through, but more obviously, it means that you are not affected by something. Finally, condemn means to express disapproval of something – if you think something is bad you can condemn it – but it has other meanings: if a building isn’t fit to live in, in can be condemned so it has to be torn down…

Why not blog a sentence or two using one or some of these words? Remember, the better vocabulary you have, the better chance you have of doing well in life.

40 thoughts on “Tetchy…

  1. I was very tetchy on Saturday morning when my little brother poured juice all over my breakfast so I could not eat it.

    Daisy Ball

    Today I conquered putting my PE kit on myself.

    Max Ball

  2. I conquered my fear of spiders by catching one in a glass and putting it outside.
    Amelie Bond, Y4 Fantastic Phoenix

  3. My old bike was condemned because it was too small and not safe.

    Y4 ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. He was tetchy in the cold and dull morning.
    Brandon Beaver y6

    I will conquer the world!
    Millie Beaver y4

  5. 1.The pineapple house in SpongeBob Squarepants was condemned because his stuff was all outside and his house was full of stuff too so he couldn’t fit/squeeze through.
    2. The Romans conquered Britain and fought the people who took part: winner – Romans.
    3. I was very tetchy yesterday as my sister woke me up early hours and I couldn’t get back to sleep.
    4. The robber was skulking in the shadows as we looked for who had broken the window.
    5. I bought a top from a clothing store and I hope it is authentic.
    6. My coat is impervious to water as when it was raining, I didn’t get wet.

  6. I condemned some blue sketchers because when I put them on they ripped straight away.

    Ethan Myers Y4 Fantastic Phoenix

  7. My grandad is tetchy when he hasnโ€™t had enough sleep. ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Cian Lewins
    Dazzling Dragons ๐Ÿ‰

  8. The robber was skulking around the house ๐Ÿ .

    Amelie Harrison Flamingoes ๐ŸŒธ

  9. The girl was tetchy.๐Ÿ˜ฌ
    The robber was skulk in the shadows after he robbed the bank.๐Ÿฆ
    I will conquer the world.๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ
    The t-shirt was authentic.๐Ÿ‘
    My coat was impervious so when it rained I didn’t get wet.๐Ÿ˜
    The gas man will condemn the gas fire as it was unsafe to use.๐Ÿ’€

  10. The tetchy robber (who is set on conquering the world) decided to skulk into the house to steal an authentic, impervious coat, was captured and his base was condemn to be ripped down.

  11. My Dad gets extremely tetchy when he is hungry.
    The bully was being very mean to me but i was impervious to his comments so he went back to skulking in the alley way.

  12. When my mum comes back from work shes always tetchy because she doesn’t get that much sleep because shes working late

    Freya Price Y5 Miss Farmer ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. I am a bit tetchy if I wake up in the morning really early.
    Megan Thompson year 4๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„

  14. Emily Kidd Y5/6 Miss Cartwright.

    The Romans conquered England ages ago.

    The robbers were sulk in the house.

    I get Tetchy in a morning if I donโ€™t get enough sleep.

  15. My Nan hasnโ€™t yet conquered her fear of spiders. I like to torment her with them, but she gets a bit tetchy!!

  16. Sometimes Iโ€™m very tetchy with my mum and dad. By Ava – Mae – Lancaster Y4 Phoenix Class Mrs Kidd โ€˜s Class

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