Words in the News

This Week's Word In The News 

EMBARKING

DEFINITION:
To begin a course of action.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Howell’s lawsuit had accused Meldeau, 77, of embarking on a campaign of harassment and urged the court to require him to employ an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida to report any future potential code violations on Howell’s property.
Fort Luderdale Sun-Sentinel, 05/27/2024

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1. Polymer

Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units,

Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.


2. Bellicose

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

A diligent, dependable worker.


3. Oxidize

To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.

To make an accusation against.

A part, portion, or share.

A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.


4. Nonsectarian

A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:


5. Enfranchise

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

To renounce under oath; forswear.

To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.

A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.


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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.