Word of the week

The word for the week is Relapse

  1. Verb : of a sick or injured person) deteriorate after a period of improvement.

Synonyms are worsen, deteriorate, degenerate, take a turn for the worse,

  1. Noun: a deterioration in someone’s state of health after a temporary improvement.

Synonyms are deterioration, worsening of someone’s condition, turn for the worse, setback, weakening

  1. In the context of drug use, relapse is a form of spontaneous recovery that involves the recurrence of pathological drug use after a period of abstinence. Relapse is often observed in individuals who have developed a drug addiction or a form of drug dependence.


The word for the previous week was excruciate

verb (rarely used word)

  1. to torment( someone) physically or mentally.



The word for week 6 was adjudicate


  1. make a formal judgement on a disputed matter.
  2. pronounce or declare judicially.



The word for week 5 was underpin


  1.  support (a building or other structure) from below by laying a solid foundation below ground level or by substituting stronger for weaker materials.
  2. support, justify, or form the basis for.



The word for week 4 was colloquial

Adjective: colloquial
language used in ordinary or familiar conversation; not formal or literary.
synonyms: casual, non-literary, everyday, conversational



The word for week 3 was prognosis

noun: prognosis; plural noun: prognoses

  1. the likely course of a medical condition.
  2. an opinion, based on medical experience, of the likely course of a medical condition.
  3. a forecast of the likely outcome of a situation.


The word for week 2 was Preternatural



  1. beyond what is normal or natural.

“the house was preternaturally quiet”

Synonyms: extraordinary, unusual, uncommon, rare, paranormal, unearthly, remarkable, phenomenal, outstanding.


The word for week 1 was Adjunct


noun: adjunct; plural noun: adjuncts

  • a thing added to something else as a supplementary rather than an essential part.
  • a person who is another’s assistant or subordinate.
  • a word or phrase that constitutes an optional element or is considered of secondary importance in a sentence, for example on the table in we left some flowers on the table.
  • an obligatory or optional adverbial functioning as a constituent of clause structure.


  • connected or added to something.