Sloan-Hendrix High School
3rd 9 Weeks - WORD OF THE DAY ARCHIVE 2012-2013

1st 9 Weeks / 2nd 9 Weeks / 3rd 9 Weeks
New Year - the first day or first few days of a calendar year.   January 3, 2013  

Podcast by
Coach Scott Nichols

Resolution - a firm decision to do something.  

January 4, 2013

 

Podcast by
Coach Scott Nichols

Predict – to say what is going to happen in the future, often on the basis of present indications or past experience  

January 7, 2013

 

 

Podcast by
Jeramy Matthews, Zoey Hale, Mercedes Williams

Trough a long, narrow open receptacle, usually boxlike in shape, used chiefly to hold water or food for animals  

January 8, 2013

 

Podcast by
Colton Dail, Brittany Malone, and Landon Wallis

Cumulative

– total amount of something when it’s all added together

 

January 9, 2013

 

Podcast by
Mike Miron and Matt Zwick
Edited by Maigen Rogers

Function - the kind of action or activity proper to a person, thing, or institution; the purpose for which something is designed or exists; role.  

January 10, 2013

 

Podcast by
Hannah Thatcher and Jessica Smith
Edited by Danielle McManners

Great Plains Great Plains – an immense sweep of country which reaches from Mexico far into Canada –  

January 11, 2013

 

Podcast by
Keith Saylors
Edited by Rebekah Swink

Right; Rite;
Write
– Right-accurate; Rite-solemn procedure; Write-put down words  

January 14, 2013

 

Podcast by
Tayha Taffar, Haley Lingenfelter, Jessie Powell, Justin Heath, and Joseph Helms
Edited by Kara DeShazo

Antiseptic 

An – prevent or inhibit growth of pathogenic organisms but are not effective against spores and viruses. 

 

January 15, 2013

 

Podcast by
Zeb Gipson
Edited by Maigen Rogers

Endogenous

An  – means the infection or disease originates within the body. These include congenital abnormalities, tumors and infections.

 

January 17, 2013

 

Podcast by
Aaron Slusser
Edited by Kara DeShazo

Ergonomics

An – an applied science used to promote the safety and well-being of a person by adapting the environment and using techniques to prevent injuries

 

January 18, 2013

 

Podcast by
Sheyenna Robins
Edited by Danielle McManners

Exogenous

– means the infection or disease originates outside the body. Examples include pathogenic organisms that invade the body, radiation, chemical agents, trauma, electric shock, and temperature extremes.

 

January 21, 2013

 

Podcast by
Walker Lee
Edited by Maigen Rogers

Fomites

 – Objects contaminated with infectious material that contains pathogens. Common fomites include doorknobs, bedpans, linens, and instruments.

 

January 22, 2013

 

Podcast by
Madicyn Huddleston
and Breanna Gosha
Edited by Rebekah Swink

Nosocomial

 – an infection that is acquired by an individual in a health care facility such as a hospital or long-term care facility. A staph infection is a common example.

 

January 23, 2013

 

Podcast by
Samantha Honeycutt
Edited by Kara DeShazo

Opportunistic

– infections that occur when the body’s defenses are weak. These diseases do not usually occur in individuals with intact immune systems.

 

January 24, 2013

 

Podcast by
Emily Bilbrey
Edited by Danielle McManners

Sterilization

– a process that destroys all microorganisms, both pathogenic and non-pathogenic. It also kills spores and viruses. Steam under pressure, gas, radiation and chemicals can be used to sterilize objects.

 

January 25, 2013

 

Podcast by
Adam Gann and Dylan Wells

Cahoots

– conspiring together secretly

 

January 28, 2013

 

Podcast by
Kara DeShazo, Danielle McManner, and Rebekah Swink
Edited by
Rebekah Swink

Thuggee

– a member of a former secret organization of assassins and robbers in India. It is the root of the word thug meaning criminal.

 

January 29, 2013

 

Podcast by
Kara DeShazo, Danielle McManner, and Rebekah Swink
Edited by
Danielle McManner

Apathy - an absence of emotion or enthusiasm  

January 30, 2013

 

Podcast by
Kara DeShazo and Danielle McManner
Edited by
Danielle McManner

Alienate - arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness  

January 31, 2013

 

Podcast by
Kara DeShazo and
 Danielle McManner
Edited by
Kara DeShazo

Disinfection – a process that destroys or kills pathogenic organisms. It is not always effective against spores and viruses. The most common example is bleach  

February 1, 2013

 

Podcast by
Chris Taylor
Edited by
Rebekah Swink

Avid – showing enthusiasm  

February 4, 2013

 

Podcast by
Aaron Meyer

Meticulous – extremely or excessively concerned with details  

February 5, 2013

 

Podcast by
Matthew Miller and Aaron Meyer

Obstinate – stubbornly refusing to change ones opinion or action  

February 6, 2013

 

Podcast by
Cheyenne Vance

Quell – to put down forcibly; suppress or quiet  

February 7, 2013

 

Podcast by
Matthew Miller

Ravenous – extremely hungry  

February 8, 2013

 

Podcast by
Toby Lee and Aaron Meyer

Antics – odd or amusing behavior, a playful trick or prank – The antics of the elephants were amusing the crowd at the circus  

February 11, 2013

 

Podcast by
Michael Kincade and
Meagan Wicker

Mardi Gras - (Fat Tuesday) refers to the end of the Carnival season. Fat Tuesday is the last big “hurrah” before Lent begins.  

February 12, 2013

 

Podcast by
Brandon Stone

Banter – friendly or playful exchange of teasing remarks.  

February 13, 2013

 

Podcast by
Katelyn Gann and
Jocelynne Larkin

Frugal – not wasteful or something isn’t costly; thrifty  

February 14, 2013

 

Podcast by
Curtis Humes and T.J. Bradley

Wanton - random: lacking reason or provocation  

February 15, 2013

 

Podcast by
Hannah Anderson and
Dexter Gann

Presidents' Day - an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.  

February 18, 2013

 

 

Podcast by
Brittany Childress, Bailey Medley, and Kristin Henson

Alien Species

– when a species that is not native to an area, shows up due to human interaction  

February 19, 2013

 

Podcast by
Zeb Wilson, Tyler Johnston

Invasive Species

– an organism that thrives in new territory where they are free of predators, diseases, or resource limitations that may have controlled their population in their native habitat

 

February 20, 2013

 

Podcast by
Joseph Haines

Ecological Footprint

– the environmental impact of a person or population

 

February 22, 2013

 

Podcast by
Sheyenne Robins and Megan Jines

Symbiosis

– a parasitic or mutualistic relationship between different species of organisms that live in close physical proximity.

 

February 25, 2013

 

Podcast by
Zeb Wilson, Tyler Johnston

Thermocline

– zone of gradual temperature decrease between warm surface water and colder deep water in a lake.

 

February 26, 2013

 

Podcast by
Joseph Haines and Joseph Helms

Brazen

- unrestrained by convention or propriety

 

February 27, 2013

 

Podcast by
Krista Noles

Broach

- bringing up a topic for discussion or a relatively large pin used as jewelry

 

February 28, 2013

 

Podcast by
Kaitlin Briner

Chagrin

- a feeling of displeasure or humiliation due to disappointment about something; embarrassment

 

March 1, 2013

 

Podcast by
Elanore Ames

           

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