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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 


To come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity. To become known.

Defense lawyers in Wisconsin have said the success or failure of a courtroom self-defense claim could hinge on questions about the teen’s actions before he fired and details that have yet to emerge.
The Chicago Tribune, 09/28/2020

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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. Polygon

The distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year.

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

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

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

2. Participle

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

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

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.

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

3. Delegate

A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

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

4. Repose

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

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

Being without or almost without hope

The act of resting or the state of being at rest.

5. Pulverize

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal

To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

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

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