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Seneca Middle School

Word of the Week



IMPENDING - Close in time; about to occur

Once again, we are waiting for the arrival of the next impending storm. 

DEFT - Skillful in physical movement.

Since Ron is a deft electrician, it will not take him long to rewire the electrical outlets in the kitchen.

ZEAL - A feeling of strong eagerness.

While Michael failed to include the main points in his presentation, I still gave him extra credit for his zeal and passion.

EXHILARATE - To make someone feel very happy; fill with sublime emotion.

Achieving a weight loss goal will surely exhilarate those that are participating in “The Biggest Loser” Contest. 

OPPRESSION - Prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or control

The protests led by Martin Luther King Jr. fought to end the oppression of their race.

FORESIGHT - Seeing ahead; knowing in advance

If you want to be successful in school, you must have the foresight to plan and study often. 

VERSATILE - Able to move freely in all directions.

The furniture sections in my living room are quite versatile and can be arranged to create new pieces of furniture.

MALLEABLE - Easily influenced; able to be pressed permanently out of shape without breaking or cracking.

Knowledge gives you the power to make you less malleable to negative influences.  
Silver is the most malleable of all metals. 

TERSE - Sparing in the use of words; abrupt; brief and to the point

With one terse sentence, the company president created silence in the boardroom.

SERENITY - The absence of mental stress or anxiety; feeling of calm and peace.

The resort offers a haven of peace and serenity away from the bustle of the city.

MEANDER - Move or cause to move in a winding or circular course; wander at random; proceed aimlessly or with little purpose

John let his mind meander and by the time the workday was over, he had made very little progress on his work.  

PRISTINE - completely free from dirt or contamination

The dolls in my collection are in a pristine state because I have never taken them out of their boxes.

CONSPICUOUS - obvious or easy to see 

The scar on his forehead is conspicuous.