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Thursday 21st May - 'Epiphany'

 

Definition: a moment of sudden revelation. 

 

Liam had an epiphany whilst learning about subjunctive mood.

 

Synonyms: awakening...

 

Antonyms: cover... 

 

CHALLENGE: Can you use the WOD in an exclamation sentence?

Tuesday 19th May - 'Unfold'

 

Definition: spread out or gradually develop. 

 

The story unfolded word by word.

 

Synonyms: flatten, develop...

 

Antonyms: fold... 

 

CHALLENGE: Can you use the WOD to describe?

Monday 18th May - 'Participate'

 

Definition: to take part in. 

 

"I wish to participate!" bellowed Timmy.

 

Synonyms: take part, involve...

 

Antonyms: prevent, ignore... 

 

CHALLENGE: Can you use the WOD in a fronted adverbial?

Friday 15th May - 'Contemplate' 

 

Definition: think about or look at for along time. Think deeply. 

 

The manager had to contemplate how the game had played out.

 

Synonyms: observe, scrutinise...

 

Antonyms: ignore... 

 

CHALLENGE: Can you use the WOD to in a compound sentence?

Thursday 14th May - 'Courageous' 

 

Definition: not deterred by danger or pain; brave. 

 

The children were strong, resourceful and courageous.

 

Synonyms: brave, fearless...

 

Antonyms: cowardly, timid... 

 

CHALLENGE: Can you use the WOD to describe something/ someone?

Wednesday 13th May - 'Deliberate'

 

Definition: done consciously and with intent. 

 

His poor behaviour was deliberate.

 

Synonyms: intentional, calculated...

 

Antonyms: accidental... 

 

CHALLENGE: Can you use the WOD with a modal verb in a sentence?

Tuesday 12th May - 'Crippled'

 

Definition: unable to walk or move properly/ severely damaged. 

 

The computer was crippled by a notorious virus.

 

Synonyms: broken, disabled...

 

Antonyms: boost... 

 

CHALLENGE: Can you use the WOD with a modal verb in a sentence?

Monday 11th May - 'Germinate'

 

Definition: begin to grow and put out shoots. 

 

The seeds began to germinate.

 

Synonyms: develop, grow...

 

Antonyms: die... 

 

CHALLENGE: Can you use the WOD in your science work?

Friday 8th May - 'Solidarity'

 

Definition: Unity of feelings or actions, coming together over common interest. 

 

There was a great feeling of solidarity between the soldiers.

 

Synonyms: unity...

 

Antonyms: individuality... 

 

CHALLENGE: Can you use the WOD in a compound sentence?

 

Thursday 7th May - 'Marathon'

 

Definition: 26 mile race or a long task. 

 

Easter revision was a marathon.

Thousands of people ran the London marathon.

 

Wednesday 6th May - 'Hypnotism'

 

Definition: Very great or intense state. 

 

The doctor let out a profound sigh of relief.

 

Synonyms: heartfelt, intense, extreme...

 

Antonyms: superficial, mild... 

 

CHALLENGE: Can you use the WOD in a sentence using parenthesis?

Tuesday 5th May - 'Hypnotism'

 

Definition: The practice of hypnotising people. 

 

Hypnotism was being used to control the unruly children.

 

Synonyms: hypnosis...

 

Antonyms:... 

 

CHALLENGE: Can you use the WOD in a sentence using parenthesis?

Monday 4th May - 'Flail'

 

Definition: Wave or swing wildly. 

 

The children were flailing their arms in the air!

 

Synonyms: wave, swing...

 

Antonyms: still... 

 

CHALLENGE: Can you use the WOD in direct speech?

Friday 1st May - 'Jubilant'

 

Definition: A feeling of great happiness. 

 

Easter was over, the teachers were feeling jubilant, they were ready to teach.

 

Synonyms: triumphant...

 

Antonyms: despondent... 

 

CHALLENGE: Can you use the WOD in an embedded clause?

Thursday 30th April - 'Smuggle/ smuggler'

 

Definition: Move something secretly, possibly illegally. Someone who carries out this act. 

 

The student smuggled sweets into the playground.

 

Synonyms: sneak...

 

Antonyms: ...

 

CHALLENGE: Can you use the WOD in a complex sentence?

Wednesday 29th April - 'Revenge'

 

Definition: An act in return of injury or offence. 

 

His final act of revenge was desperate and reckless.

 

Synonyms: retaliate, vengeance...

 

Antonyms: forgive...

 

CHALLENGE: Can you use the WOD to describe the weather's actions?

 

Tuesday 28th April - 'Impede'

 

Definition: Delay or prevent by obstructing.

 

Pupil progress may be impeded by lack of exposure to vocabulary.

 

Synonyms: hinder...

 

Antonyms: facilitate...

 

CHALLENGE: Can you use the WOD with -ing or -ed suffix?

Monday 27th April - 'Simultaneously'

 

Definition: At the same time.

 

The soldiers simultaneously raised there berets to salute the major.

 

Synonyms: together...

 

Antonyms: singly...

 

CHALLENGE: Can you use the WOD as a fronted adverbial?

Friday 24th April - 'Warrior' 

 

Definition: Brave or experienced soldier.

 

There stood a warrior, tall, strong and effortlessly brave.

 

Synonyms: fighter, soldier...

 

Antonyms: civilian...

 

CHALLENGE: Can you use the WOD in an embedded clause?

Thursday 23rd April - 'Dwindle' 

 

Definition: Reduce gradually in size, amount or strength.

 

Dwindling, the king's power was not what it once was.

 

Synonyms: decrease, reduce, wane...

 

Antonyms: increase, flourish...

 

CHALLENGE: Can you use Thursday's WOD with -ed or -ing opener/ fronted adverbial?

Wednesday 22nd April - 'Devoured' 

 

Definition: Eat with speed, hungrily

 

The book was finished, she had devoured it.

 

Synonyms: chomped, gobbled, destroy.

 

Antonyms: nibbled, build...

 

CHALLENGE: Can you use Wednesday's WOD to write a statement?

Tuesday 21st April - 'Plethora' 

 

Definition: An abundance or excess 

 

There was/ were a plethora of stores to buy goods from.

 

Synonyms: excess, deluge, plenty...

 

Antonyms: scarcity, few...

 

CHALLENGE: Can you use Tuesday's WOD in a complex sentence?

Monday 20th April - 'Relinquish' 

 

Definition: Voluntarily cease claim or give up control 

 

He relinquished his grip of his favourite book.

 

Synonyms: renounce, give up, abandon...

 

Antonyms: retain, continue...

 

CHALLENGE: Can you use Monday's WOD in a compound sentence?

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