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AM/PM Session - 11 April 2017 - 8 words that changed the way we think
We read an article about 8 words and when they first appeared in English. The words were:
- bureaucracy (and laissez-faire)
Vocabulary Top 10:
utterance - something that a person says; the act of saying something
coinage - the act of creating a new word or phrase that other people begin to use; a word that someone has created
inaugural - happening as the first one in a series of similar events; also happening as part of an official ceremony or celebration when someone (such as a newly elected official) begins an important job
quill - a pen that is made from a feather; (also the hollow central part of a feather)
peppy - full of energy or enthusiasm
prance - to walk or move in a lively and proud way
emancipate - to free (someone) from someone else's control or power
lexicon - the words used in a language or by a person or group of people
admonish - to speak to (someone) in a way that expresses disapproval or criticism
bereft - not having something that is needed, wanted, or expected
Which one of these 8 words do you think is the most interesting? What is the most important or interesting word in the English language for you?