Amazing Kids! Magazine

Word Booster: New Horizons

By Sophie Nadel, Writer’s Tips Editor


A big part of life is growing, learning, and trying new things. The best way to do that is to experiment with new things that allow you to stretch and surpass your comfort zone. Challenge yourself at least once a day this month. You will find the results to be incredibly rewarding.

Here are some words to help you step out of your comfort zone this month! Try to challenge yourself to use them in your writing.

Undeterred: (adj) not discouraged or prevented from acting
Despite the growing number of patients in the hospital, Dr. Clara was undeterred in her efforts to heal them all.

Endeavor: (noun) a serious effort or attempt
The purpose of Sir Robin’s endeavor was to rescue the kidnapped princess.

Culminate: (verb) to reach the end or the final result of something
After all of the smaller writing projects, Anna’s class culminated in writing a complete novel.

Steadfast: (adj) not changing, resolute
Norma’s opinions regarding the deliciousness of cafeteria food remained steadfast even after each of her friends attempted to convince her otherwise.

Fortitude: (noun) strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or bear pain or adversity with courage
Gwen’s fortitude allowed him to leap fearlessly off of the high-dive.

Tenacity: (noun) the quality or state of being persistent
Jackson’s mother sometimes found his tenacity to be exasperating, especially when he insisted on having pizza for dinner every night for a week.

(Definitions from Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary)