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Word of the Week

Aggravate (verb)

Meaning making something worse or more serious.

Example of using it in a sentence "Swearing at your mum will only aggregate the problem of being catch sneaking off to see friends when you have already been grounded. "

The root word comes from the Latin with the prefix meaning 'to add', and the root word 'gravis' meaning ‘heavy’. So, when you aggravate a situation, you make the problem much more difficult to handle, you are in effect adding weight to the original problem.

Spelling tip: we are going to learn this word like this.

ag + gr + a + v + ate

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

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