Cousino High School

The Leadership class has introduced the words of the week in hopes of improving the junior's ACT scores as well as Cousino's vocabulary in its entirety. These words can be found all through out the school hallways and in classrooms. Take a minute of your time each week to learn the new word and start using them in your everyday speech.

Week 1-September 20, 2010

Amend uh-mend

To make right what is wrong; to prepare a new version of something

Week 2-September 27, 2010

Analyze an-l-ahyz

To break down into parts in order to understand the whole

Week 3-October 4, 2010

Calculate kal-kyuh-leyt

To determine by mathematical processes using multiplication, addition, subtraction, or division

Week 4-October 11, 2010

Capitalism kap-i-tl-iz-uhm

An economic system with free markets and private ownership of property

Week 5- October 18, 2010

Chronology klar-uh-fahy

An arrangement of events in time

Week 6- October 25, 2010

Clarify kruh-nol-uh-jee

To Make Clear

Week 7- November 1, 2010

Compare

To bring out the similarities between thing

Week 8- November 8, 2010

Contrast

To stress the differences between things

Week 9- November 15, 2010

Describe

To tell a story in detail

Week 10- November 22, 2010

Design

To sketch a pattern or outline for; to make a plan and carry out; a purpose

Week 11- November 29, 2010

Diagram

A sketch, drawing or plan that explains an idea.

Week 12- December 6, 2010

Discuss

Give pros and cons on some assertion, quotation, policy, etc.

Week 13- December 13, 2010

Evaluate

To give a judgment of value

Week 14- December 20, 2010

Evidence

Something that makes plain or clear; ground for belief; proof

Week 15- December 27, 2010

Function

A relation in which each value of a domain (x-value) is paired with exactly one value of the range (y-value)

Week 16- January 3, 2010

Hypothesize

To make an assumption; to suppose

Week 17- January 10, 2010

Illustrate

To show by visual representation

Week 18- January 17, 2010

Interpret

To explain or translate the meaning of something

Last Updated: Friday, October 22, 2010 1:13 PM
Contact: J. Kay