Thursday, 16 June 2011

Word of the Day

Still listing words from the first chapter of The Great Gatsby, because there were just so many. F. Scott Fitzgerald is officially one of my idols.

Today's Word:


1. To express a servile attitude (passive or obeying)
2. To bend the knee in worship or reverence

Sentence example: The servant genuflected in his master's presence because he needed to be respected.

Word origin: 'Genu' in Latin means 'knee' and 'flectere' means 'to bend'

Just to let everyone know, Talia has had to go into hospital for surgery (this little anecdote is not from our school obviously). She is fine, but it means that she won't be blogging for a while. Everyone wish her to get well soon!

By Jess

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