Word of the Day: Week of 6/4
Definition: to be happy and satisfied
Definition: a move upward in position or grade
Sentence: The kitten was so content as she drank her milk that she began purring.
Sentence: My mother’s promotion at work meant that we could afford a new car.
Definition: to be extremely hot and dry and need water
Definition: not easy to please
Sentence: We ran out of water and were totally parched by the time we crossed the desert.
Sentence: The fastidious eater complained about every dish served at dinner.
Definition: something that is done carefully and completely from start to finish
Definition: to move forward suddenly
Sentence: Grace did such a thorough job cleaning that there wasn’t a speck of dust left.
Sentence: The puppy lunged toward the ball.
Definition: one’s hunger for food
Definition: to turn away from or prevent
Sentence: I’m not allowed to have snacks after four o’clock so I won’t spoil my appetite for dinner.
Sentence: The sun was so bright that I had to avert my eyes. I was able to avert an accident by avoiding the branch in the road.
Definition: to make your best effort to do something
Definition: more than half
Sentence: I strive to walk a little farther every day on my morning walk.
Sentence: The majority of the students in my class ride a bus to school.