Word Of The Week (WOW #2)


Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. It’s a fun way to improve vocabulary by learning new words every week.

To participate, simply do a post with your word and leave the link as a comment on Heena’s WOW post.

Here is my WOW for this week:



                 It is with much anticipation that we are  waiting for the house to be build.

Word:  anticipation

Part Of Speech: noun, verb – anticipate(d)(ing);

Pronunciation: /antɪsɪˈpeɪʃ(ə)n/

Meaning: the action of anticipating something; expectation or prediction, anticipation is the state of being happy and excited about something upcoming.

An example of anticipation is when someone is thrilled and looking forward to going on a cruise for the first time.

Synonyms: expectation, contemplation, expectance, expectancy, prospect

Word Origin: late Middle English: from Latin anticipatio(n- ), from the verbanticipare

Antonyms: ignorance ; amazement ; astonishment ; doubt ; fear ; sensation ; surprise ; 

unreadiness ; wonder

Use in sentence: 
  • We barely slept that night, in eager anticipation of glimpsing our first rays of sunshine!
  • She took it, her insides quaking in anticipation and hunger.
  • He waited with great anticipation for Christmas to arrive.
If you’d like to check out more interesting words then visit Heena’s page:

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14 thoughts on “Word Of The Week (WOW #2)

  1. Good one! Do you get the meaning or explanation in one place or do you use pages to find it. (Eis maar bietjie dof as dit by baie nalees kom)

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    1. Thanks Ineke! I use more than one site, I copy those that I want ! It is quite a mix! (Ek tik die woord in en gaan dan maar na elke website en soek wat ek kan gebruik.)


      1. Ek sien! Klink my na baie tyd wat daarin gaan. Ek is mos nie n vinnige leser nie en sit ure om my een stuk af te handel


      2. Dit vat nie te lank nie! Ek copy en past my post op nuwe blog, dan vee ek die ou woord uit en soos ek inligting kry vervang ek die ou woord sin.


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