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Word of the Week

independent (adjective)

Meaning – free from outside control.

Example of using it in a sentence: "Nicola works in an independent way”

Synonyms: individualistic, unconventional, maverick

It also meanings – not depending on another for livelihood or subsistence

Example of using it in a sentence: "I want to remain independent in my old age!”

Synonyms: self- sufficient, self-supporting, self-sustaining, self-reliant, self-standing

It also be used as a noun – “One of the few Independent Banks on the high street.”

Spelling Tip – this is an “ent”, not an “ant” word. Say “independent has three e’s and no a’s”

Use the word as many times throughout the week as you can. This can be verbally, in your written work or listen out for other people using it.

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