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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 

SKYWAY

DEFINITION:
An enclosed aerial walkway connecting two buildings. Also, a route used by airlines or an elevated highway.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
That implication, that Minneapolis would be better off without its skyways, sparked intense debate.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 04/24/2017

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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. Malignant

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

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.


2. Tariff

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.

A schedule of prices or fees.

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

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


3. Fallacy

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

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

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

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal


4. Plateau

To cringe in fear

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.

An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land; a tableland.

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.


5. Virtuoso

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

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

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus

To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.


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