Word Wise- July 7 to July 12, 2016

Word of the Day2

As I will be on vacation from today on until July 12, despite the fact that I am putting all regular posts on hold, I wanted to continue with Word Wise posts, and simply combine 6 words into one post. Here they are along with sentences of my own creation:


OBELISK

Noun; a tall, four sided stone column that becomes narrower toward the top and that ends in a point

My example sentence: I remember travelling to Washington DC when I was 10 years old, and marveling at the obelisk of the Washington Monument.


POTENT

Adjective; very effective

My example sentence: While participating in a debate at school, I had to come up with potent evidence about my topic for me to be successful in persuading my opponent.


CHAFF

Verb; to tease in a friendly way

My example sentence: After I came in 5th place in the town spelling bee, some of my friends began to chaff me, but I knew they were happy with how I did.


MANIFEST

Adjective; easy to detect or recognize

My example sentence: My sisters had hidden from me during a game of hide-and-seek, but their hiding places were manifest, and I found them quickly.


LAVISH

Adjective; given in large amounts

My example sentence: I was impressed by the lavish display of decorations at the holiday party last year; it must have taken forever to put them up.


ASTUTE

Adjective; having or showing an ability to notice and understand things quickly

My example sentence: His astute personality would serve him well as a detective, for he would be able to pick up the smallest of clues in no time at all.

Thanks for reading! Have a great week!

Gabe

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