Words of the week – C

Year 7: Constitute– be (a part) of a whole. “Lone parents constitute a great proportion of the poor”

Year 8: Commission- an instruction, command, or role given to a person or group. “One of his first commissions was to redesign the Great Exhibition building”. Also, a group of people entrusted by a government or other official body with authority to do something. “A commission was appointed to investigate allegations of police violence”

Year 9: Compute- reckon or calculate (a figure or amount).”The hire charge is computed on a daily basis”

Year 10: Convene- come or bring together for a meeting or activity; assemble. “He had convened a secret meeting of military personnel”

Year 11: Concurrent– existing, happening, or done at the same time. “There are three concurrent art fairs around the city”

Year 12: Capitulate- cease to resist an opponent or an unwelcome demand; yield. “The patriots had to capitulate to the enemy forces”

Year 13: Cornucopia- an abundant supply of good things of a specified kind.”The festival offers a cornucopia of pleasures”