Words in the News

This Week's Word In The News 


Not ashamed of or embarrassed by one's bad behavior.

As bold as he was when fighting his tickets, he was equally brazen in his professional life.
The Chicago Tribune, 06/05/2023

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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. Boisterous

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

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

Being without or almost without hope

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

2. Unanimous

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

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

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

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

3. Deign

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

To condescend to give or grant

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

4. Chronology

The arrangement of events in time

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

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

5. Tariff

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

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

A schedule of prices or fees.

The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

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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.