Weakness at the Gym
Initially I was a...
Ironically - The ...
Feebly (Adverb) -...
A Test of Strengt...
Wearily Doing Hom...
Studying Wearily :(
Almost Got It!
Sweet but Sour - ...
Ahhhh, hot chocol...
Feebly,just not e...
Feebly,just not e...
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We have nine visually powerful words for you to choose from. Pick one and create an original GIF image that illustrates the definition of the word. Check out our examples of definition GIFs here.
GIFs are short moving images that loop continuously, so think carefully about your visualization. Your GIF must present both the word and part of speech graphically on-screen, like this. Get creative with looping, time manipulation, stop-motion or any other interesting film device.
The nine words you can choose from in this challenge are: initially, retroactively, feebly, wearily, brusquely, obstinately, leisurely, ironically, and fervently.
Before you get started, here are the MUST-HAVEs for your GIF:
●You can choose only one word for your GIF
●You must use the definition provided below
●Your GIF must be completely original, i.e. you cannot use images or clips from 3rd parties
●You must display the word, part of speech, definition, in your GIF
First impressions are important.
Initially is an adverb that means at first. This word is often used to describe an action that takes place at the very beginning of something.
Thought starter: Have you ever quickly made up your mind about someone or something, but changed your mind once you’ve learned a little more? Make a GIF that shows what you initially thought or how you initially reacted to something, and how this initial opinion eventually changed.
Pro-tip: Initially comes from the Latin word initialis, which means initial, incipient. Both words derive from the Latin word initium, meaning a beginning, an entrance.
Closed the barn door, but the horse was long gone.
Retroactively is an adverb that means after the fact. It’s usually used to describe an action taken to address something that should have been dealt with earlier. For example, if you forget to bring lunch money on one day, you might promise to retroactively pay for lunch the following day.
Thought starter: Imagine that you had this very specific super-power: you could take action in the present that would affect something that happened in the past. This would mean that you could make changes retroactively. Make a GIF about how you might use your new power.
Pro-tip: Retroactively comes from the Latin word retroagere, which means to drive or turn back. The prefix retro means back and the root word agere means to drive, set in motion.
Couldn't bruise a grape.
Feebly is an adverb that can mean weakly. This word can describe an action that is seriously lacking in strength or impact.
Thought starter: Imagine that you suddenly became too weak to do anything. Opening jars of peanut butter might become next to impossible. If you threw a ball, it wouldn’t go very far at all. Make a GIF of yourself or someone else feebly attempting to do something that might be easy for someone with normal strength.
Pro-tip: Feebly from the Latin word flebilis, which means lamentable or, more literally, that is to be wept over.
You are getting sleepy. Very, very sleepy.
Wearily is an adverb that means tiredly. This word is often used to describe the behavior of someone who is very sleepy or worn out.
Thought starter: What if you haven't had a good night's sleep in days? Everything you tried to do would be seriously affected. Your eyes might close at any given moment! Make a GIF that shows you wearily attempting to do something.
Pro-tip: Wearily come from the Old English word werig, which means tired.
Brusquely is an adverb that means harshly. It is used to describe actions that are jarring, rude, or rough.
Thought starter: Everyone has feelings and no one likes to be dealt with harshly. Think back on times when you might have been treated (or you treated someone else) brusquely. Make a GIF that demonstrates this behavior and the hurt feelings it caused.
Pro-tip: Brusquely comes from French word brusque, which means lively, fierce.
Not changing my mind, no way, no how.
Obstinately is an adverb that means stubbornly. This word can describe the actions of a person who is very set in his ways, or something that absolutely refuses to change no matter how much pressure is applied.
Thought starter: Have you ever tried to open or move something that simply wouldn't budge? Make a GIF that demonstrates something that stubbornly refuses to change, no matter how much force or persuasion is used against it.
Pro-tip: Obstinately comes from the Latin word obstinatus, which means resolute, resolved, determined, inflexible, stubborn.
Relax, take your time.
Leisurely is an adverb that means slowly. It describes actions that are very unhurried, relaxed, and laid-back.
Thought starter: What do you do to relax? Do you take walks, read books, or cook up meals? Or is there another activity that really calms you down? Make a GIF that shows you doing something leisurely in an attempt to unwind.
Pro-tip: Leisurely comes from Old French word leisir, which means capacity, permission, idleness, or inactivity.
Well, that didn't work out like I thought.
Ironically is an adverb that means unexpectedly. It's a word that usually describes actions that seem strange and surprising but, when viewed in a different light, also very appropriate.
Thought starter: Do you love movies with twists? Stories that lead you in one direction only to surprise you by how it all turns out? Make a GIF telling a story that ends ironically.
Pro-tip: Ironically comes from the Greek word eironikos, which means dissembling, putting on a false ignorance.
SO. MUCH. PASSION.
Fervently is an adverb meaning intensely. This word describes actions that are full of belief, passion, and conviction.
Thought starter: Our most admired leaders had very strong beliefs, and could communicate them passionately. Go online and find clips of your favorite leaders giving passionate speeches. Then make a GIF that shows someone communicating something fervently.
Pro-tip: Fervently comes from the Latin word ferventem, which means boiling, hot, glowing.
1. CHOOSE YOUR WORD
2. READ THE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS IN THE RULES TAB.
3. CHECK OUT GIF-MAKING TIPS IN THE RESOURCES TAB.
4. GO CREATE!
In your GIF image that is less than 2 MB, you must:
Finalist and Winner Judging Criteria:
GIFs are evaluated based on the following criteria, weighed equally:
Prizes per contest vary. In the case of winners under the age of 18, prizes will be awarded to a legal parent or guardian. Rules for each contest explain how and when we will notify you and the date the prizes will be announced. Prizes are awarded at Amplify’s discretion and are subject to the applicable district and school policies. Prizes for teachers may be awarded via DonorChoose.org.