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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 

INFALLIBLE

DEFINITION:
Not capable of being wrong or making mistakes.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Students in Minnesota public high schools soon could earn credit for courses that teach the Bible or the Qur’an as infallible truth under a proposal now before the Minnesota Legislature.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 03/27/2017

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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. Decorum

An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality.

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.


2. Exult

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation

The food-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting of sieve tubes, fibers, parenchyma, and sclereids.

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.


3. Jaunty

Sharing the same opinions or views; being in complete harmony or accord.

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.


4. Chronology

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

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

The arrangement of events in time

The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.


5. Wretched

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

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables


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