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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 

COHERENT

DEFINITION:
Orderly; logically connected; consistent.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“He was very coherent,” Hamilton said.
The Denver Post, 06/18/2018

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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. Toxin

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

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

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.

To stress or emphasize; intensify


2. Quarantine

To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark

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

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

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.


3. Unanimous

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus

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

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


4. Ozone

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.

The arrangement of events in time


5. Tariff

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

A schedule of prices or fees.

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

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


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