Tulare Union High School

Academic Word of the Week

All of our words of the week, with definitions, are available here for your reference

Week 8: Hypothesis - Noun

A supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation.

Week 7: Conclusion - Noun 

1. The end or finish of an event or process. 2. A judgment or decision reached by reasoning.

Week 6: Affix - Verb

1. Stick, attach, or fasten to something else. 2. (Noun) An additional element placed at the beginning or end of a root, stem, or word.

Week 5: Irrelevant - Adjective

Not relevant; not applicable or pertinent.

Week 4: Integrate - Verb

Combine (one thing) with another so that they become a whole.

Week 3: Inference - Noun

A conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning.
Synonyms: deduction, conclusion, reasoning, conjecture, speculation, guess, presumption, assumption, supposition, reckoning, extrapolation

Week 2: Elaboration - Noun

The process of developing or presenting a theory, policy, or system in further detail.
"His work led to the elaboration of a theory of evolution."

Week 1: Paraphrase - Verb

To express the meaning of (the writer or speaker or something written or spoken) using different words, especially to achieve greater clarity.
Synonyms: reword, rephrase, put/express in other words, rewrite, gloss
"The reporter was not quoting directly but paraphrasing her remarks."