The Word of the Week this week is ‘Audacious’ which can have 2 definitions in the Oxford Dictionary.
- Showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks.
e.g. ‘What a rugby match, and what a performance by this brave, audacious and talented Irish team.’
- Showing an impudent lack of respect.
e.g. The commentator’s audacious comments about penalty do not stand up to scrutiny.
We can all learn new words and increase our vocabulary – parents can help by encouraging pupils to use the Word of the Week and to spot it in the world around them.