Dictionary Day!

By, Kyle H., Fierce Fire Fox, and Apple Butter

HISTORY of DICTIONARY DAY: The objective of this day is to emphasize the importance of dictionary skills and seek to improve vocabulary!

Dictionary Day is in honor of Noah Webster, considered the Father of the American Dictionary. Noah Webster was born on October 16, 1758. Webster began to write his dictionary at the age of 43. It took him 27 years to finish it! In addition to traditional English vocabulary, it contained uniquely American words.

Here’s how students participate in D-Day:

  • Choose a vocabulary word from your literature textbook, an approved word list, OR the SAT word list.
  • Get the word approved by your English teacherEvery person in your period MUST have a different word, so get yours approved early!
  • Think of a creative way to dress up as your vocabulary word.
  • Get your costume approved by your teacher before the due date.  Your teacher may have you sign a slip or fill out a form with parental consent.
  • Wear your vocabulary costume or outfit to school on OCTOBER 16th in honor of Dictionary Day!

D-DAY  was held this past Tuesday and we had tons of cool costumes!

Here is a list of words with their costume ideas.

  • Pallid- this person wore all black because the word meant dull
  • Trauma- This was a teacher’s costume and she wore an ER robe and she had a blood bag.  She claims Mr. Libey hit her in the head. Get better Mrs. Stoner!
  • Progeny- a student wore a dress with pigtails in her hair. Her word means a child. That explains the costume a little more. During class she would drink form a sippy cup!
  • Xanthocyanopsy- This person dressed up in all blue and yellow because the word means a kind of color blindness in which you can only see the colors blue and yellow.

Words: corsair, ballad, anthropoid, zany, and confectionary

Ms. V’s word: logophile: a lover of words. Her costume: a t-shirt that said “I ❤ Grammar” and a bunch of synonyms [more words] of “logophile” taped all over her pants!

Conner C.’s word: automaton: a mechanical figure or contrivance constructed to act as if by its own motive power; robot.

Words from L to R: otiose, polychromatic, sergeant of arms, bibliophile, antedulivan

words from L to R: flapper, hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia, flamboyant, gallinaceous, and nullify


words from L to R: truant, pulchritudinous, ??? something about hair that has never been cut, truandal, Genesis


debilitated, slumberous, phlegmatic, pensive


corpulent,wry, senescence, frigid, constringe


Mrs. Stoner’s word: trauma






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One thought on “Dictionary Day!

  1. Mrs. Washburn says:

    Awesome Job !!!!!

    It looks like it took a lot of work and I think well worth it.

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