Word Of The Week (WOW #2)

WOW

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:

anticipation

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                 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.
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