June 2015 WOD
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Capital High School
Word of the Day
6/1 misnomer – (miss NO mur)(noun) an incorrect or inappropriate name.
A nickname like “Speedy” is a misnomer when given to someone who is slow at what he does.
6/2 pecuniary – (pi KYOO nee ere e)(adjective) consisting of or relating to money.
Alex’s concerns about going to college were specifically pecuniary since his father was out of work.
6/3 recalcitrant – (ri KAL suh trunt)(adjective) showing strong objection, obstinate, unwilling, stubbornly defiant.
The recalcitrant student refused to bring his book to class.
6/4 stigmatize – (STIG muh tize)(verb) mark with disgrace or infamy.
One bad decision can stigmatize you for a very long time.