As promised, I have started on the P6 Vocabulary List taken from the CA1 2016 Top School Papers. Below are the first three schools. I will post more next week. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!


  1. temperament – the combination of mental, physical, and emotional traits of a person; natural predisposition
  2. vehemence – expressing strong feelings with fervour or fury
  3. to make amends – to compensate as for an injury or loss or mistake
  4. advocate – to publicly support an idea or a way of doing something
  5. dubious – thought to be not completely true or not to be trusted
  6. staunch – always loyal in supporting a set of beliefs
  7. adamant – impossible to persuade or unwilling to change a decision or idea
  8. immeasurably – so large and great that it cannot be measured
  9. intermittently – starting and stopping


  1. exhilaration – excitement and happiness
  2. exuberance – very energetic
  3. clam up – to remain silent
  4. clamp down – a sudden action taken by the government or authority to stop an activity
  5. a bee in her bonnet – to keep talking about something/obsessed with an idea
  6. a chip on her shoulder – an angry attitude from someone who feels that he is treated unfairly
  7. a feather in her cap – an achievement to be proud of

St Hilda’s

  1. toying – to consider something in not a serious way
  2. speculate – to guess possible answers to a question
  3. steadfast – staying the same for a long time and not changing unexpectedly
  4. patriotic – showing love for your country and being proud of it
  5. quell – to stop something especially by using force
  6. subdue – to reduce the force of something
  7. surmount – to deal successfully with a problem
  8. annihilate – to destroy something completely until nothing is left

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