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Words of the Week

Summer Term 2018

Week 3

Prefix – pre = before

Prefix - a word, letter, or number placed before another

Predetermine - establish or decide in advance

Presentiment – an intuitive feeling about the future

Precursor – a person or thing that comes before another of the same kind

Premature - occurring or done before the usual or proper time

Week 4

Prefix – mis = wrong, mistaken

Misadventure – accident, disaster

Misapprehend – confuse, misunderstand

Misbegotten – foolish, badly planned

Miscommunication –  failure to communicate adequately

Misconstrue – misunderstand

Week 5

Suffixesque = reminiscent of

Suffix - a morpheme added at the end of a word to form a derivative

Statuesque – dignified, majestic

Picturesque – scenic, attractive

Grotesque – comically or repulsively ugly or distorted

Picaresque – villainous, roguish

Week 6

Suffixcracy = rule, government, power

Theocracy - a system of government in which priests rule in the name of God or a god

Aristocracy – nobility, upper classes

Meritocracy – government or the holding of power by people selected according to merit

Bureaucracy – excessively complicated administrative procedure

Gynaecocracy - rule by women or a woman

Week 7

Jamboree – celebration, party

Merriment – cheerfulness, happiness

Revel – rejoice, celebrate