Monday, April 28, 2008

Word: Off my rocker


Friday, April 25, 2008

kenzo 30 1-9 startled


Intransitive verb : to move or jump suddenly (as in surprise or alarm) sentence: the baby startles easily
Transitive verb : to frighten or surprise suddenly and usually not seriously
Adjective : excited by sudden surprise or alarm and making a quick involuntary movement; "the sudden fluttering of the startled pigeons"; "her startled expression"
Sentence: "students startled by the teacher's quiet return”
Etymology: Middle English stertlen, frequentative of sterten to start
kenzo (30)

Äb$êñt Mìñdêd -[Kêlvìñ]-


So lost in thought that one does not realize what one is doing, what is happening, etc.; preoccupied to the extent of being unaware of one's immediate surroundings.



withdrawn, musing, daydreaming, dreamy, forgetful, distracted

What do you look like when you're lost in your thoughts..


Sentence: Vincent was looking out of the window during lesson time and he started to drool for an unknown reason. Mrs Lim went to look out and realised he was looking at some girls walking past outside and Vincent got reprimanded for being absent minded.

Done by : Kelvin of 1.9

Thursday, April 24, 2008


Definition of the word leery: wary; suspicious .
Etymology:1718, originally slang, probably from dialectal lere "learning, knowledge" (see lore), or from leer (v.) in some now-obscure sense.
Sentence:I'm leery of his financial advice to continue buying as the shares of this compony has been plunging down since last month
Gabriel Chua (7)1-8



Definition:An unruly crowd (of people)


1688, "disorderly part of the population, rabble," slang shortening of mobile, mobility "common people, populace, rabble" (1676), from L. mobile vulgus "fickle common people" (1600), from mobile, neut. of mobilis "fickle, movable, mobile," from movere "to move" (see move). In Australia and N.Z., used without disparagement for "a crowd." Meaning "gang of criminals working together" is from 1839, originally of thieves or pick-pockets; Amer.Eng. sense of "organized crime in general" is from 1927. The verb meaning "to attack in a mob" is attested from 1709. Mobster is first attested 1917. Mob scene "crowded place" first recorded 1922. Mobocracy "mob rule" is attested from 1754.

Mob: While I was walking along the dark alley, a group of mob came up to me and jumped on me.

Moses Fam. 1-8

skin rumble

Definition: To fight without using any weapons
Etymology: The word "skin" is originated from 1340, meaning " epidermis of a living animal or person". The term "rumble" originated from 1946, meaning "gang fights".
Sentence: Though we wanted to settle this by a fight, we dared not use weapon as it might kill. Therefore, We resorted to a skin rumble, with our fists as the only weapon

mounting tension

The definition of mounting tension is:
A growing excitement when something fascinating, glorious is going to happen.

1929, from Fr. montage "a mounting," from O.Fr. monter "to go up, mount" (see mount (v.)). Originally a term in cinematography.

1533, "a stretched condition," from M.Fr. tension, from L. tensionem (nom. tensio) "a stretching" (in M.L. "a struggle, contest"), from tensus, pp. of tendere "to stretch," from PIE base *ten- "stretch" (see tenet). The sense of "nervous strain" is first recorded 1763. The meaning "electromotive force" (in high-tension wires) is recorded from 1802.

You could the feel mounting tension when the spectators grew silent as Chelsea's Michael Ballack dribbled the ball past two defenders and only had Man United's goalkeeper Van Der Sar blocking him in the dying moments of extra time in Europe's most prestigious cup, the Champions League.

spruced up

definition:trim in dress or appearance; neat; smart; dapper.

origin:Spruce-up is just a little phrase, but it has taken quite a journey to get to us in its present state. The state it started from was Prussia. The 14th century word spruce is a variant of Pruce, which was itself a shortened version of Prussia. Originally, things that were spruce were those items brought from Prussia. For example, spruce fir trees and, more to the point for this phrase, spruce leather.

My mother spruced me up for my uncle's wedding dinner.

jonathan lim(1-7)



Definition:altered by education, experience, etc., so as to be worldly-wise; not naive

Etymology:1595–1605; < ML sophisticāt(us)

Alan has a nickname of 'a sophisticated young socialite' because of his popularity.

Elliot Tay 1-4


Word: holler
Meaning: to cry aloud; shout; yell
Origin: 1690–1700, Americanism; var. of holla (hallo)
Sentence: Angry and frustrated, he hollered at everyone he met.

Shi Xiao(24) 1-7

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Screeching like an Indian

Screeching like an Indian (adjective)

Definition: A high-pitched, strident cry. The Indian is used to exaggerate.

Etymology:Origin: 1550–60; var. of obs. Akin to screak,scritch

Screeching like an Indian,Steve ran across the lawn in flying leaps and somersault backwards.

Benedict Tan. 1-7


done by:soh soo yang (28) class 1-8 crush together into creases or wrinkles cause to collapse
sentence: she crushed the paper in a fit of angercrushed_paper_3.jpg

James A. Cheung 1-9 (muthu)

My word: hot-tempered
synonyms: short-tempered
meaning: angry,furious


Definition: crying/drunk

Etymology:Slang of the greasers (joost up)

Sentence:Seeing Ronny about to cry, Arnold comforted him, saying" Don't get juiced up, Ronny, I am sure you will be fine."

By : Chiam Hong Yi Billy(6)1-7

sledge-hammer Goh Tian Teck (12) 1-8


A hammer that consists of a large, heavy, broad and flat block of metal (the head) attached to a handle typically 0.5 meter to 1 meter long. The sledgehammer's design is meant to allow it be swung powerfully, and to distribute force over a wide area upon impact.

From sledge + hammer

The sledge-hammer can deliver a larger blow than ordinary hammers.


Goh Tian Teck



Definition: to push roughly or rudely; jostle.

Etymology: Old English scūfan, from Germanic *skeuban. Cognate with Dutch schuiven, German schieben.

After the verdict, she was jostled and shoved by an angry crowd as she left the court.
Berwin Chua, 1-7

Dear boys,

Well-done:) You've each contributed to the learning of all the students in the level through this blog. Good for you:)

Some of the pictures are really well-chosen and captures the meaning or implication of the words very well. I'm very proud of you:)

Those of you who didn't manage to post the pictures, pls feel free to log in and edit to post your picture if you do find one. Pictures make the blog so much more visually interesting and exciting:)

Hope you all had fun:)

Mrs Lim


1: persistent in effort; stubbornly tenacious: a dogged worker.
2: doggedly pretend
McLeish's men defend doggedly



Definition: To shake with a slight, rapid, tremulous movement

Etymology: [Middle English quiveren, perhaps from quiver, nimble (from Old English cwifer-; see gwei- in Indo-European roots).]

Sentence: I was quivering with anticipation as I saw my school runner running towards the finish line.

Chew wei yang(5) 1-7

Goofing up

Goofing up

Definition: A careless mistake made; a slip; very foolish and silly.

Etymology: 1916, American English, "stupid person," perhaps a variant of English dialect goff "foolish clown"

James Rowell was goofing up, as usual. He filled his new diesel car with petrol.

Gerald Low Bi Cheng(20)

Tow headed

Tow headed

Definition: a person with blonde hair or a almost white head
Etmology: Germanic or Americanism
Sentence: Hey tow headed chic, want to grab a soda?

Yeo Qi Xun (37) SEC 1-9

Lay Off

Slang. to stop annoying or teasing: Lay off me, will you?


To suddenly run somewhere quickly especially to escape from something or when you are frightened.
Upon seeing the policemen, the escaped criminal bolt down a deserted alley

Eugene Lee, Index 20, Class 1-8

white trash

White Trash

Definition: Derogatory term to describe white people with low social status, low or no education and little prospects in life

Etymology: This term began in Baltimore and Washington, DC area in the 1820s

In the more sleazy bars and pubs dotting the poorer areas, you are bound to find some white trash pondering over their lot while nursing a cheap beer.

Chai Jia Yang (2) Sec 1-8



Definition: (plural): heaters
A piece of equipment or a machine which is used to raise the temperature of something, especially of the air inside a room or a car.

(Slang): a gun

Etymology: to heat + -er

Sin Zher Shin (27) 1-8

Breaking Point - Joshua Ong (25) 1-8

Breaking Point:

Meaning: going to a point where the person is going to far which he may break down at anytime if he goes anymore further.

Etymology: This word came from the bristish

Sentence: The students are reaching their breaking point due to stress from their parents and teachers before the O'levels


Definitions and sentences : 1.A triumph is a great success or achievement, often one that has been gained with a lot of skill or effort.
The championships proved to be a personal triumph for the coach, Dave Donovan...
Cataract operations are a triumph of modern surgery, with a success rate of more than 90 percent...


Triumph is a feeling of great satisfaction and pride resulting from a success or victory.
Her sense of triumph was short-lived...

3: VERB V, V over n

If someone or something triumphs, they gain complete success, control, or victory, often after a long or difficult struggle.
All her life, Kelly had stuck with difficult tasks and challenges, and triumphed...whole world looked to her as a symbol o f good triumphing over evil.
Etymology: The c.1374, from O.Fr. triumphe (12c.), from L. triumphus "achievement, a success, procession for a victorious general or admiral," earlier triumpus, probably via Etruscan from Gk. thriambos "hymn to Dionysus," a loan-word from a pre-Hellenic language. Sense of "victory, conquest" is c.1400. The verb is first recorded 1483.

Tan Kar Ee sec1-8



Definition: An intermediary or agent between two parties; especially : a dealer, agent, or company intermediate between the producer of goods and the retailer or consumer.

Etymology: Maker of girdles

Sentence: Due to the huge conflict between the two gangs, the leaders need to hire middlemen to negotiate with the other party.

Wayne Yeung (34) 1_9



Definition: 1. The suffering of intense physical or mental pain.
2. The struggle that precedes death.
3. A sudden or intense emotion: an agony of doubt.
4. A violent, intense struggle

Etymology: Middle English agonie, from Old French, from Late Latin ag nia, from Greek ag ni , from ag n, struggle, from agein, to drive; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]

Sentence: He have to suffer the agony of his parents death all alone.

torn up

Torn up

Definition: Spolit in a bad way

Etymology:To be torn between two things (desires, loyalties, etc.) is from 1871

Mr. Tan kept a lot of books at home, even the badly torn up ones, and treat them like treasure as they are gifts from his friends and may even be valuable as most of them are quite old.

Toh Zhong Sheng (34) 1-8

Veered off

Defination: To turn aside from a course, direction, or purpose; swerve:

Tan Jia Wei(28) 1_9



"noise, clamor, common talk, rumor," related to ravus "hoarse." The verb is recorded from 1858 in the sense "spread a rumor." Rumor mill is from 1973.

“where do you want to go?’’ he said in a hoarse voice.


Meaning1: injury to the brain or spinal cord due to jarring from a blow, fall, the like

Meaning2:shock caused by the impac of a collision followed by a temporary or prolonged loss of function.

Sentence: He suffered a concussion after being hit on the head three times with a hammer by two robbers.

Origin: 1350–1400

Done by: Benjamin Wee Ying 1.8™



  1. No respect for the law

  2. Being despised

  3. Act showing such disrespect


Middle English, from Latin word :contemptus.

Sentence: The corrupted officer bellowed at his captain with great contempt.

The only picture I could find on "Contempt"

Fong Wei Jie (10) 1-8



Definition: Noun 1. A dangerous or troublesome person or thing. 2. A threatening quality
Verb 1. Put at risk; threaten.

Etymology: ORIGIN from Latin minax ‘threatening’.

There was menace in her eyes as she spoke.

Vincent Lim. 1-9

Contracted in agony

Contracted in agony

Definition: To contract with or filled with pain so extreme as to cause writhing or contortions of the body.

Etymology: The word, 'agony', originated from Ancient Greek while 'contracted' comes from Latin.

Sentence: After being shot by the rifle, the soldier fell and contracted in agony on the hard solid floor, losing consciousness quickly.
Lee Yann Yih 1-8


*If you describe a situation as shaky,you mean that it is weak or unstable,seems unlikely to last long or br sccessful.
*A shaky ceasefire is holding after three days of fighting between rival groups...i'm afraid that this school year is off to a shaky start.
*If your body or your voice is shaky,you cannnot control it properly and it shakes,for example because you are ill or too nervous.
*We having all had a shaky hand and dry mouth before speaking in public.



Definition: The lower part or the business center of a city or town.

Etymology: The term is thought to have been coined in New York City, where it was in use by the 1830s to refer to the original town at the southern tip of the island of Manhattan.

Running late for work, Richard rushed into his car and headed towards downtown, where the traffic was so congested that no car can even move a single inch.

Done by: Lu Yan Zhen (21)
Class: 1-7



Definition:If someone is gallant, they behave bravely and honorably in a dangeruos or difficult situation.

Etymology: from the middle east

The gallant soldiers lost their lives so that peace might rein again

Scared Stiff

Meaning: Frightened and difficult to move around freely
Origin: Germany and Polo
Sentence: He was scared and stiff when he saw the tiger.
Lim chong mou (16)



Defination: A booze-hound is a person Member of a group who has extremely high tolerance with regards to alcohol and rarely succumbs to vomiting. The boozehound is a frequent drinker who is able to consume large quantities while still maintaining social competency. Typically, boozehounds receive the admiration of others for this special talent.

Etymology: From the 1800's

“Ah man, I really wish the boozehound was here to party with us tonight.” “Yeah, I know what you mean. But hey, without him here, we finally have some beer to drink for once.”

Ezbon. 1-7


Definition:To move with a twisting or whirling motion; eddy.

Etymology:Probably of low German or Scandinavian origin.

Sentence:He took a mouthful of water and swirled it around his mouth.

Kelvan Tan 1-8 (32)


definition: a barrier that surrounds the wheel of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud.
etymology: 1279, shortening of defender, used of boat at first, of fireplaces since 1688, application to automobiles in 1919.
sentence: the fender blocks out the splashing water just when the water splashes to the car.
Martin Lam En Yi , 1-9



Intransitive verb : to move or jump suddenly (as in surprise or alarm) sentence: the baby startles easily
Transitive verb : to frighten or surprise suddenly and usually not seriously
Adjective : excited by sudden surprise or alarm and making a quick involuntary movement; "the sudden fluttering of the startled pigeons"; "her startled expression"
Sentence: "students startled by the teacher's quiet return”
Middle English stertlen, frequentative of sterten to start
Kenzo Tan(30)

rack up

Lee Jun Wei 1-9

Meaning 1 : framework

meaning 2 : destruction

meaning 3 : draw off

SENTENCE: He rack his bain to solve this question

Origin : German or Dutch


The circumstances of a particular situation are the conditions which affect what happens .
Singluar form : Circumstance
conformity:comply with accepted standards
conformity:After being caught for substance abuse, Jacob was sent for conformity.

Aaron Chia


Definations :garrulous, often in a bombastic manner.
Word origin :Mouthy
Sentence : Mary is mouthier thats why we all dislike her.


Definition: Extremely large

Origin:Latin vastus; akin to Old High German wuosti empty, desolate, Old Irish fás

Sentence: His business empire was truly vast.

Wong Xianlun (36) 1-9


definition-To keep touching or moving something with your hands,especially out of boredem or when nervous


sentence constructed-"Look at Fabianna fiddling with those pens instead of doing her homework,how annoying!"Mdm Bianna scowled.



Word : resemblance
Etymology: native of ohio
Lincoln Choo 1-7 (7)



Function: noun

Etymology: short for bebop

Date: 1947

1 : jazz characterized by harmonic complexity, convoluted melodic lines, and constant shifting of accent and often played at very rapid tempos

sentence:Teeny boppers like to hang out together.

leean outsiders

foster home is a home which is not your real home. like say, ur parents die then your uncle ask u to live with him this is a foster hime. Ever since his parents died, he has been living in a foster home.

School Bulletin

Definition:a short broadcast containing a single item of news in the school
Origin:1765, from Fr. bulletin, modeled on It.
Sentence: When i was walking along the school corridor, i saw people crowding around the school bulletin, looking at the latest news.

Joshua Lee Jun Wei 1-9



Definition: To tread heavily; to stamp.

Etymology: Earliest form of the word in Eng. is a now-obs. verb meaning "to stumble over a tree-stump or other obstacle," attested from c.1250.

The animals stomped away when they sensed their predators were coming.

Len Leow1-7

social outcasts

Social outcasts

Definition: People that are not accepted by society.

Etymology: In 1250 - 1300

He had always been an social outcast, unwanted and alone.

Wilson Chan Wei Jie 1-6


Meaning: To recoil or shrink from something unpleasant.
Origin: Germanic
Sentence: He flinched when someone hit him from behind.

Fabian Lew (1-9) (14)


The definition of yelped is when a person give a sudden short cry often because of fear or pain.The etymology of yelped is finnish
Sentence:I yelped in pain when my brother drop his basketball on my foot.

wongjianhao(37) 1/8



defination:condition of being dazed or nearly unconcious caused by drugs, alchohol, etc

Etymology: from the middle english in latin, from stupere

after drinking too much alchohol, he was in a drunken stupor

Joel lim 1-8

living in a vacuum

definition- living in a a space entirely devoid of matter.
Origin: 1540–50; < L, neut. of vacuus empty.
Sentence: He was as if living in a vacuum. (:
Ng Jun Wah
class 1.9(25)


Meaning---feeling, characterized by, or expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base: indignant remarks; an indignant expression on his face.


Etymology---1< L indignant- (s. of indignāns, prp. of indignārī to deem unworthy, take offense), equiv. to in- in-3 + dign-, s. of dignus worthy + -ant- -ant

Miss Burney protested indignantly, her long thin nose turning pink with mortification at this irreverent piece of mimicry

yeo chong ye (38) 1-8

Take a crack at(him)

Take a crack at(him)

Definition: to try to do something although you are not certain that you will succeed.

Etymology: first attested 1836, probably a hunting metaphor, from slang sense of "fire a gun."

Sentence: I will take a crack at solving this problem.

Lee Yi Cong, 1-7


it has two meanings

meaning 1: (verb) To laugh at someone or say unkind things to them.
Wei nan was always mocking at benedict.
meaning 2: (adj) Not real but intended to be similiar to a real situation.
with mock seriousness, he said :"i forgive you."

Mortal fear

Mortal fear

Definition: severe, dire and intense fear, such as of death or pain

Etymology: “mortal” – originated from Latin word mors, meaning ‘death’, “fear”-originated from P.Gmc. *færa, meaning ‘danger’ and 'peril'.

James has a mortal fear of snakes – whenever he sees a snake, he will faint.

Lim Wei Jie 1-7

pained expression

pained expression-
a look of someone in pain

The boy had a pained expression on his face after being tackled mercilessly by his opponent.

Phua Tzai Wei (26) 1-9



Definition:a foolish or contemptible person

Etymology:1946, British slang, a southern variant of Scottish get

He is a git-out,he attempted to commit suicide.

Mitchell Ting 1-9


DEFINITION: not willing or not able to believe something.
: showing an inability to believe.

ETYMOLOGY: 1412, from L. incredibilis "that cannot be believed," from in- "not"+credibilis" worthy of belief". Incredulity "disbelieving frame of mind"first attested 1430;incredulous "unbelieving" is from , 1579.

SENTENCE: "Here?Are you sure?"said John, incredulous.




Defination:A juvernile is a child or young person who is not yet old enough to be regarded as an adult.

Etymology:1625, from L. juvenilis "of or belonging to youth," from juvenis "young person," originally "young" (see young). Hence juvenilia "works of a person's youth" (1622). Juvenile delinquency first recorded 1816. (
sentence: We juvenile can never understand the hard work of adults.
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1-7 zhanghao

Playful punch

Definition: Give a friendly or humourous hit with the fist.

Etymology: Punch-
to give a sharp thrust or blow to, esp. with the fist. Originated fromWestern U.S. and Western Canada. to drive (cattle).

He gave her a playful punch on the shoulder as they played together around the beach.

Wayne Yap Wen Xuan (33) (1-9)

reckless grin

to smile broadly and dangerously at the same time

probably came from the word reckless smile

The killer gave me the reckless grin before he chased me wif a knife.

Ignatius Cher 1-9

vocab blog

Etymology:"American horse chestnut"(1763) said to be so called from resemblance to a stag"s eye. Native of ohio


Meaning: To recoil or wince involuntarily from surprise or pain.
Origin: Germanic
Sentence: He flinched when someone hit him from behind.

Struck Dump

Meaning:to make speechless with amazement; astonish.

Origin: 1645–55; dumb + (con)found.

Sentance:The boy was struck dumb when he seen his father being shot.

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Definition of Superiority: the quality or condition of being superior

Etymology of Superiority: [Origin: 1520–30; <>

Sentence: Air superiority allows greatly increased bombing efforts as well as tactical air support for ground forces.
Soh ming Lun (27) 1-7



defination: To strike with repeated strokes, as with a strap or rod; lashword origin

word origin: whip

sentence: He whipped the horse to make it go faster.
Ling Ban Xu (20) 1-7


Name: Tan Hong Xiang (29) Class 1-7

  1. First in excellence, quality, or value.
  2. First in degree or rank; chief.
  3. First or early in time, order, or sequence; original.
  4. Of the highest U.S. government grade of meat.
  5. Mathematics Of, relating to, or being a prime number


1399, from L. primus "first," from pre-Italic *prismos, superl. of Old L. pri "before," from PIE base *per- "beyond," *pro- "before" (see pre-). To prime a pump (c.1840) meant to pour water down the tube, which saturated the sucking mechanism and made it draw up water more readily. Arithmetical sense (prime number) is from 1570; prime meridian is from 1878; prime minister is from 1646, applied to the First Minister of State of Great Britain since 1694. Priming "first coat of paint" is from 1609. Prime time originally (1503) meant "spring time;" broadcasting sense of "peak tuning-in period" is attested from 1964


The prime cause of the trouble was bad management



Definitions: If you duck, you move your head or the top half of your body quickly downwards to avoid something that might hit you, or to avoid being seen; Dodged

Etymology: ME douken <>ducan, to plunge, dive, akin to OHG tūhan (Ger tauchen), MLowG dūken, Du duiken, to dive

Sentence: I deftly ducked their blows.

Edmund Song
1-7 (28)

Aaron Wong Da Wei (1) 1-9
Definition:utterly unconcerned about the consequences of some action; without caution; careless (usually fol. by of): to be reckless of danger

Etymology:O.E. receleas "careless, thoughtless, heedless," earlier reccileas, from -leas "-less" + *rece, recce "care, heed," from reccan "to care," from W.Gmc. *rokijanan (cf. O.N. rækja "to care for," O.H.G. giruochan "to care for, have regard to," Ger. geruhen "to deign," which is infl. by ruhen "to rest"). No known cognates outside Gmc. The same affixed form is in Ger. ruchlos, Du. roekeloos "wicked." Root verb reck (O.E. reccan) is passing into obscurity. The -k- sound is probably a northern influence from O.N. cognate roekja.

Sentence:After hitching a ride from me,many nicknamed me Reckless Aaron.


Definition : Guilty of a minor misdeed; "delinquent minors"
Etymology : 1484, from L. delinquentum (nom. delinquens), prp. of delinquere, from de- "completely" + linquere "to leave" The adj. and noun are equally old in Eng.
Sentence : The man had fail to pay for the license witch is now delinquent.

Alex Foo Da Weng


cocky :.

cock·y1 : [kok-ee] :.

Modern Language Association (MLA):
"cocky." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 23 Apr. 2008. (

Word form: Related words forms:
–adjective; ~ cock·i·er, cock·i·est,
cock·i·ly (adverb), cock·i·ness (noun);

Definition: arrogant; pertly self-assertive; conceited:

Etymology: [Origin: 1540–50;
cock1 + -y1]
by Jireh Tham 1-9 (7)
Example: He walked in with a cocky air.

Electric chair

Electric chair

Definition: A chair in which criminals are killed by passing a powerful electric current through their bodies.

Etymology: It comes from the word execution and electric.

The first person executed by the electric chair was a man named William Kemmler.

Anthony Lie 1-9


blubbrin' is the short form of the word blubbering

It has two meanings:

As a verb:

To utter while crying and sobbing.
To make wet and swollen by weeping.

As a noun:

A loud sobbing

It originated from middle English terms:

bluberen - To bubble

bluber - Foam

The boy was blubbering when he found out that he had failed his English test.
Done by:
Timothy See 1-8


Fong Zhi Hao (12) 1-7
Definition: Something that is given freely or distributed without compensation.
Etymology: From hobo slang-hand + out
Ned’s part-time job is to give handouts on the streets.


Fong Zhi Hao (12) 1-7
Definition: Something that is given freely or distributed without compensation.
Etymology: From hobo slang-hand + out
Ned’s part-time job is to give handouts on the streets.

Punk out

Punk out

Meaning: To be beaten up
Etymology : A latin word
Sentence: He is looking for a rumble so that he can punk out some Socs.

Benson Leom Meng Suan

Meaning for baloney

Defination : 1.foolish or exaggerated talk or behavior; nonsense. 2.bologna sausage

Etymology:slang for "nonsense," 1922, Amer.Eng. (popularized 1930s by N.Y. Gov. Alfred E. Smith), from earlier sense of "idiot" (probably influenced by blarney), usually regarded as being from bologna sausage, a type traditionally made from odds and ends, named for the city in Italy.

Sentence: He was scolded by the teacher as he had been talking baloney for the whole entire day

Yeoh Jin Kai George From 1-8 (39)



Definition: Feeling or showing that one is sorry about something.

Etymology: Middle English rewe, from Old English hrEow; akin to Old High German hriuwa sorrow.

He had managed to rob a bank but was caught by the police. He regretted it ruefully and was sentenced to 3 years in prison.

Jarrett Choo, 1-8

Raving on

Raving on

Definition: to talk incoherently or wildly, as in a delirious or demented state

Ethymology: Middle English- raven, from Old North French- raver,

James, being his usual talkative self, was raving on and on about our school's soccer match he had participated the day before, not realising that no one was actually listening to him.

Hwang Se Min. 1-8



Definition: 1.A penal institution for the discipline, reformation, and training of young or first offenders. 2. Serving or designed to reform: reformatory lectures; reformatory punishments.
Etymology: Reform (v) c.1300, "to convert into another and better form," from O.Fr. reformer (12c.), from L. reformare "to form again, change, alter," from re- "again" + formare "to form."

Sentence: The boys were sent to a reformatory for fighting vigorously with knifes on the streets.
Ng Zi Jing (22) 1-7



Definition: Having or showing fond feelings or affection; loving
and tender.

Etymology: 1485–95; from the word 'affection', on the model of

Sentence: The couple looked affectionately at each other as they
got married and lived happily ever after.

Done by Sim Khiang Leon 1-7



Definition: Sentences uttered in a monotonous cadence or rhythm as in chanting;

Word Origin: Probably originated from Britain, evolved from the word singed.

Sentence: Her brother answered her questions in a irritating sing-songed fashion.

Xie WeiCheng 1-7

Word: Menace

Menace [noun]

Definition: Something that is likely to cause harm

Sentence: Wild lions are a menace to everyone.

Etymology: Middle English manace, from Anglo-French manace, menace, from Latin minacia, from minac-, minax threatening, from minari to threaten


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Definitions: Raise(one's shoulders) slightly to express doubt, indifference, ignorance, etc.

Etymology:c.1400, schurgyng, of uncertain origin. Perhaps connected to Dan. skrugge "to stoop, crouch."

Although the news she brought to us was a bad one, we should not just shrugged our shoulders and do nothing.

Tan Yen Kai_1-9



Definition: 1)person who guards, protects, or preserves.
2)Law. A person who is entrusted by law with the care of the person or property, or both, of another, as a minor or someone legally incapable of managing his or her own affairs.

Example: He became the child's guardian when her parents died.

Kwek Zheng Quan 1-9

lounging around

Lounging around

Definition: To pass time idly

Etymology: 1508, from Scot., of uncertain origin, perhaps from Fr. s'allonger (paresseusement) "to lounge about, lie at full length," from O.Fr. alongier "lengthen," from L. longus "long."

Sentence: I was lounging around in the coffee shop, then the shop owner told me to leave if i did not want a drink.

Ng Kai Jie 1-8

Flunking out

Flunking out

Definition: To be dismissed (from a school or course of study) due to failure to perform up to the minium standard.

Etymology: Origin unknown.

Sentence: He had been a computer-science student before flunking out of a California university.

Benjamin Loh 1-9



Definition: informal term for money

Etymology: from the cockney rhyming slang and metaphoric use of 'bread'

“Where did you get the dough for all these expensive electrical appliances?” John asked.

Chen Yew Jee Eugene, 1-7



Definition:Without respect;in a disdainful manner

Etymology:From a Latin word: contemptus

His behavior in the party was contemptuously to the host, which made the host angry and infuriated.

Thomson Ang 1-7



Definition: Trying to come with a conclusion.

Etymology: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin figūra; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots.

Stop disturbing me, I'm figgerin' how to defeat the Socs!

Keefe Robin Sim(15)1-7



Definition:To make a hero of a person and treat him like a hero

Etymology:From the mid-60's , most likely from the words 'making a hero'

Everyone was heroizin' Joan for her great medical discovery.

Lee Tze Yiing 1-8




Definition:Depressed or worried about something
Middle English, from Old English grimm; akin to Old High German grimm fierce, Greek chremetizein to neigh
Sentence:Her expression was grim and unpleasant.

Tan Heng Seng,1-8