In the quest to improve our students' communication skills while expanding the community lexicon, we like to introduce our "Words of the Week." Each week, we will feature a daily list of words that help enrich daily conversations and hopefully, lead to more meaningful, elevated dialogue.
Monday: Arid (adjective) - 1. Having little or no rain; too dry or barren to support vegetation (of land or a climate). 2. lacking in interest, excitement, or meaning.
Tuesday: Circuitous (adjective) - Longer than the most direct way (of a route or journey)
Wednesday: Substrate (noun) - Any substance or layer lying underneath another; a surface on which an organism grows or is attached; the substance that is acted upon by an enzyme or ferment
Thursday: Directly proportional (adjective) - A relationship between two connected amounts, factors or quantities in which an increase in one causes an increase in the other
Friday: Inversely proprtional (adjective) - A relationship between two connected amounts, factors or quantities in which an increase in one causes a decrease in the other