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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 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 

NEXUS

DEFINITION:
A means of connection; tie; link.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“We know that members of the militia groups that were present on Jan. 6 have stated their desire that they want to blow up the Capitol and kill as many members as possible, with a direct nexus to the State of the Union,” Pittman said during her testimony.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution, 02/01/2021

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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. Solstice

The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

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


2. Quarantine

Relating to a system of writing, such as that of ancient Egypt, in which pictorial symbols are used to represent meaning or sounds or a combination of meaning and sound.

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

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

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,


3. Marsupial

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative


4. Silhouette

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.

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.


5. Boisterous

Self-examination.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze.

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.


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