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Fourth Quarter: 3. P6 Wacky Words and Exciting Etymology Due April 29 by 10 p.m.  

Words are alive, or they sometimes seem that way. Find one that speaks to you (but no more than two of the same word please).

You will: note the word and its part of speech, understand the definition, use the word appropriately in your own sentence, and list its etymology (where it came from…its origins).

-check out Dictionary.com’s list of the most-searched words so far in 2019. You’ll have to look up the etymology separately.

-navigate to https://www.merriam-webster.com/popular-words to pick a word from the list of popular words. All the information you need should be here.


Empathy (noun): My ability to feel empathy for my students sometimes makes it difficult to be tough on deadlines. This word comes from the Greek word for passion.  

Posted by obriengl On 22 April, 2019 at 5:33 PM  10 Comments

Ms. O'Brien (Guest) said On 30 April, 2019 at 7:33 AM
Love the word choices and uses. Way to be wordsmiths.   
DarrenEyesEyeBall (Guest) said On 29 April, 2019 at 10:11 PM
rambunctious. Jacob was rambunctious in class today. It comes from America around the 1820s, but we do not know the exact origin.  
Cornhusker (Guest) said On 29 April, 2019 at 7:28 PM
Feminism (noun) - For most feminists, and for the public, feminism had come to mean the vote for women. Feminism come from the French word féminisme.   
icesk8ter (Guest) said On 29 April, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Mellifluous (adjective): The most mellifluous sound came from the sweet sounding boy as he sang his ballad. Mellifluous comes from the Latin word mellifluus (from mel 'honey' and fluere 'to flow').  
Pinecactus16 (Guest) said On 28 April, 2019 at 8:42 PM
Bombinate (verb) - The young girl couldn't get the bombinating sound out of her head as she slept. Bombinate comes from the Greek word, bombos, which means deep, hollow sound.   
Jewish Boy (Guest) said On 28 April, 2019 at 6:14 PM
Bamboozle (verb) - He was very bamboozled by the low grade he got on the test. This word has an unknown origin but was first recorded in the 18th century.  
HeatMiser1 (Guest) said On 24 April, 2019 at 9:24 PM
I always write my homework down on a sticky note and fold it up in a random way. Fold comes from an Old High German word, faldan which means to fold.  
Existent (Guest) said On 24 April, 2019 at 12:56 PM
Gregarious (adjective) - My oldest brother refused to take online college classes, and he claimed he was too outgoing and gregarious. Gregarious originates from the Latin word, gregārius, meaning belonging to a flock.  
lol Rawr XD *nuzzles* (Guest) said On 23 April, 2019 at 5:17 PM
Fascism (noun): Antifa is a group against fascism. Fascism comes from the Italian word, fascismo.  
Arequipa (Guest) said On 23 April, 2019 at 3:52 PM
Bide (verb) - She only had to bide her time for a little while. Bide comes from the Old English word, bidan, which means to stay, continue, live or remain.  
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