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Reciprocate is Word of the Week

WOTW for w/c 5th December - RECIPROCATE

 Exchange of pennants to illustrate WOTW reciprocate

In our efforts to continue to develop students’ literacy we launched a ‘Word of the Week’ programme last year and it is continuing this year.

The ‘Word of the Week’ will be displayed in classrooms and around the school and will be used throughout lessons in order to ensure students are developing their vocabulary. Literacy achievement points can now be awarded to students for the correct usage of these words in all lessons.

The ‘Word of the Week’ for the week commencing 5th December is: Reciprocate

 WOTW reciprocateReciprocate:

  1. To respond to a gesture or action with a corresponding action.

The mutual respect between the two was reciprocated, they worked together successfully.

  1. To move backwards or forwards in a straight line.

The device in the machine reciprocates, making sure there’s full functionality.

Synonyms: Requite, Return, Respond.

Antonyms: Disagree, Vacillate, Deny.