5 Vocabulary Words of the Work Week (June 1-5)
Goal: Fit word of the day into normal conversion.
Eccentric (Adjective)- irregular; erratic; peculiar; odd;
Example: Roger Goodell’s eccentric suspension of Ray Rice, resulted in extreme backlash towards him.
Imbecility (Noun)- An instance of weakness; stupidity; silliness; absurdity.
Example: Adults say that college is a time of imbecility, because students are coming of age.
Chauvinism (Noun)- Excessive or prejudiced loyalty or support for one’s own cause, group, or gender.
Example: Chauvinism in Europe during 1939, sparked World War II.
Callous (Adjective)- insensitive; indifferent; unsympathetic towards others.
Example: The callous actions of George Zimmerman, resulted in the death of Trayvon Martin.
Vitriolic (Adjective)- filled with bitter criticism or malice.
Example: When Mark Zuckerberg first created Facebook, he received vitriolic criticism from his peers.
Quote of the Week:
“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out” – John Wooden