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Word of the Week

Word of the Week

As part of our drive to raise standards in literacy and broaden pupils’ vocabulary, each week the Academy holds a Word of the Week event.

In their Mentor groups pupils examine a new word including its meaning and origins. They are then invited to demonstrate their understanding of the word by producing a piece of work which shows how the word can be used in context. This might be a piece of written work, an image, a cartoon or a video for example.

 

29th June 2015 – inundate

Type of word

verb 

Meaning

1. overwhelm (someone) with things or people to be dealt with

2. to flood

Origin

from Latin ‘inundat’ – flooded

from ‘inundare’ -to flow into

from ‘unda’  – a wave

Word Family

inundation (noun)

inundatory (adverb)

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