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Words in the News

This Week's Word In The News 

NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

DEFINITION:
The study of the brain related to specific psychological processes and behaviors.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Local experts in mental health, political science and neuropsychology told the Dayton Daily News that elections can be a difficult time for mental health as strongly held beliefs can be challenged by deep political divides.
Dayton Daily News, 07/22/2024

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5 Middle School Words

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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. Kilometer

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).

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

An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality.

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.


2. Unanimous

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

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

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

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.


3. Silhouette

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

To condescend to give or grant

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

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness


4. Bamboozle

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

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit


5. Chronology

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

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

The arrangement of events in time

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


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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.