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 

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

DEFINITION:
The property of a substance or treatment that reduces inflammation or swelling.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Medina Spirit tested positive for the anti-inflammatory drug betamethasone after his victory in the Kentucky Derby, trainer Bob Baffert said Sunday morning, a result that could throw the Triple Crown series into chaos ahead of Saturday’s Preakness Stakes.
The Baltimore Sun, 05/10/2021

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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. Repose

Having a backbone or spinal column.

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

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

An embankment built to prevent flooding


2. Hieroglyphic

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.

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

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.


3. Bizarre

Strikingly unconventional and far-fetched in style or appearance; odd

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

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold

The distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year.


4. Phloem

The distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year.

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables

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

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.


5. Recede

To stress or emphasize; intensify

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.

Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.

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


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