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Book of the Week for w/c 19/11/18 – Cool Philosophy By Daniel Tatarsky

“Inside this philosophy-stuffed book are fifty fact-tastic ways to advance your thinking skills, so you'll never be scratching your head in bemusement ever again. Featuring the key philosophic principles of every philosopher you've heard of (and some you haven't), from prominent ancient Greek thinkers such as Aristotle and Socrates to modern-day thinkers such as Bertrand Russell and Thomas Kuhn, Cool Philosophy is stuffed to the gills with amazing facts, tricks and stats to help you discover everything you need to know about what philosophy is - in a way you'll never forget.”

 

The Word of the Week for the w/b 19/11/18 is: EXPOSTULATE (verb)

Meaning:  Express strong disapproval or disagreement.
Example:  Simon expostulated with the waiter about the size of the bill.

 

The WotW winners for their use of the word, alleged, are:

Winner: Ollie S, K02:  “ It is alleged that the Russians interfered with the presidential election, although Trump denies this allegation.”

Highly Commended: Callum S, K01: “ An alleged 200 people are missing in the California wildfire and at least 51 are dead.”

Joint Commended: Daniel C-B, M02: “Allegedly, some people think that Australia is not a real country.”
Anesu C, M09:  “The alleged murderer smiled, because it was the poor man’s word against his.”

 

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