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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. Chronology

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

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

The arrangement of events in time


2. Metaphor

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

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

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


3. Commemorate

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant


4. Phloem

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

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

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

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. Mutation

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

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

A closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.

To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.


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