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Word of the Week #7Enter your sentence by Sunday night
chicanery /ʃɪˈkeɪnərɪ/ noun
deception by artful subterfuge or sophistry
example: Cinderella's evil stepmother is an expert in using chicanery to get what she wants.
Look for each week’s vocabulary word online or in the Children’s Place.
The writer of the most creative and accurate sentence each week will win a prize. Prizes can be picked up in the Children’s Place.
Winners’ names and creative sentences will be posted online.
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All definitions are taken from:
Ehrlich, Eugene. The Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinarily Literate. Harper Collins, New York. 1997.
previous weeks winners
Week #6 vocabulary word was disingenuous
Vanessa C Age: 11
I hate being disingenuous because it doesn't make me feel good that i have to be like that to cover up for myself to not get in trouble.
Week #5 vocabulary word was jocund
Emma W Age: 12
The elf whistled a jocund tune as he sanded a wooden toy plane until it was as smooth as a river rock.
Week #4 vocabulary word was malevolent
anthony k Age: 11
The malevolent king Richard tried to get rid of Robin Hood
Week #3 vocabulary word was sang-froid
Nishant S Age: 11
The boy showed his sangfroid when he faced the witch and the giant, he was scared at first but then he was calm.
Week #2 vocabulary word was diadem
Joshua Age: 6
A lion is called the king of the jungle even though he does not wear a diadem.
Week #1 vocabulary word was confabulate
Talia N Age: 7
I love setting up my Monster High Dolls and having them confabulate with each other about things that my Mom, little brother and Stepdad just don't understand!
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