My tone word this week was "bantering." I knew the meaning of the word, but the percise definition is an exchange of light, playful, teasing remarks. Synonms include joking, jesting, pleasantry, and persiflage. Anytonyms of this word include. The first known use of this word was in 1676, however, the origin is unknown.
This week the people who asked me about my tone word were a little more interested. The first person who asked me was my mom. My mom is all about widening my vocabulary, so she thought this project was great. I explained to her my word and I used it in a sentence. My mom thought not only was she supposed to sign the card, but she also wrote a sentence using the word bantering. I told her after that she was not supposed to do that. The next person who asked me was Trevor. Trevor was interested in the word, but he didn't want to sign the card, but I forced him too anyway. Trevors responed to the definition by using it in a sentence, "I was bantering you yesterday about not coming to McDonalds with me and Justin." Previously the day before, Trevor and Justin asked me to skip homeroom with them and grab a bite to eat at McDonalds, however, I'm trying to exempt a final so I refused to go. That is what Trevor was referring to when he used the word in his own sentence. After I asked trevor, I tapped the kid in front of me, forcing him to ask me about my tone word. Unfortunately, he was in a bad mood considering he just failed a math quiz. He brushed me off and did not care to hear about my word. I told him the meaning of the word anyway and he signed the paper irritably. The final person that I explained my tone word too was Mrs. Smith. I explained bantering to Mrs. Smith. She did not respond to it, she just happily signed my card.