Word of the Week


‘Imperious’ is the Word of the Week in the secondary phase this week.
The meaning of pugnacious is: Arrogant and domineering. i.e. ‘It’s safe to say her imperious streak has been running on high here lately’.
The origin of this word is from the Mid-16th century: from Latin imperiosus, from imperium ‘command, authority, empire’; related to imperare ‘to command’. Compare with imperial.
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