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Word Booster: A Lesson Learned

By Sophie Nadel, Writer’s Tips Editor


With school having started again recently, you’re probably learning a great amount, but you don’t have to limit your discoveries to the classroom! Learning comes in all shapes and sizes and in any form during the course of a day. You might learn something while taking a walk, chatting with a friend, or reading a book. No matter how, learning something new allows you to become a stronger and more experienced person. Here are some words, so you can learn something extra today!

Analyze: (verb) to study carefully to understand the nature or meaning of
After analyzing the milk carton, Terry found that it was too expired to use in his cereal.

Elucidate: (verb) to make clear or plain
When I couldn’t understand the textbook, my older brother elucidated it by rephrasing certain passages to make it easier to understand.

Enlighten: (verb) to give knowledge or understanding to
After her teacher enlightened her about what the class had been learning while she was absent, Jenny felt ready to take the quiz tomorrow.

Inquire: (verb) to ask about
Justin’s mother inquired whether he preferred spaghetti or elbow pasta so that she could prepare his dinner.

Knowledgeable: (adjective) having or showing knowledge or intelligence
After years of studying it, Caspar was a very knowledgeable scientist.

Lecture: (noun) a talk given before an audience or class especially for instruction
After paying close attention to the teacher’s history lecture, Gwen was able to do her homework with ease.

(Definitions from Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary)