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Words in the News

Common Core State Standard
LS.CCS.4/5/6 Grades 3-12: Students are asked to determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words through multiple choice vocabulary quizzes. Quizzes are designed to help students demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in words, acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words, and gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to it's overall meaning or function in a sentence.
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Words in the News Quiz
5 Middle School Words

Click on the correct answer in the quiz below.
Then see if you can find the word in your newspaper -- the print edition, the website or the digital edition and copy the sentence for context. NOTE: High School words are much harder to find!


1. The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

Silhouette

Quota

Introspection

Inference


2. Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold

Malignant

Impertinent

Levee

Embargo


3. Having a backbone or spinal column.

Boycott

Analogy

Vertebrate

Guru


4. An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze.

Renegade

Zoology

Delegate

Labyrinth


5. To honor the memory of with a ceremony

Commemorate

Tumult

Enthusiastic

Virtuoso


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This Week's Word In The News 

FRACKING

DEFINITION:
An abbreviated and altered term for hydraulic fracturing, which is the process of injecting a high-pressure fluid (usually water mixed with sand and “trade secret” chemicals) into subterranean rocks to force open existing fissures and extract oil or gas.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A new campaign ad that features the "Flat Earth Discussion Group," cheese by-products and a man with a sock puppet takes a humorous look at Colorado's fracking battle, but some voters aren't laughing.
The Denver Post, 07/28/2014