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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.
This Week's Word In The News 

INAUGURAL

DEFINITION:
Of, relating to, or characteristic of an inauguration. The ceremonial induction into a position.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
But the name apparently strikes too close to home for inaugural organizers.
The Denver Post, 01/16/2017

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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. Jaunty

Strikingly unconventional and far-fetched in style or appearance; odd

The pattern produced on a photosensitive medium that has been exposed by holography and then photographically developed.

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.


2. Voracious

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.


3. Malignant

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).

A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal


4. Deduction

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion

A treeless area between the icecap and the tree line of Arctic regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.


5. Despondent

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles

Being without or almost without hope

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness


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