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 

GRUESOME

DEFINITION:
Causing great horror; horribly repugnant; grisly.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The coordinated strike marked the second time in a year that Trump has used force against Assad, who U.S. officials believe has continued to test the West’s willingness to accept gruesome chemical attacks.
The Denver Post, 04/16/2018

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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. Undulate

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

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

To cringe in fear


2. Solstice

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

To cringe in fear

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

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


3. Boisterous

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline


4. Repose

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

A treeless area between the icecap and the tree line of Arctic regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

Being without or almost without hope


5. Quarantine

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

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

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

To stress or emphasize; intensify


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