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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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. Tsunami

A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.

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

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

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


2. Immune

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

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


3. Formidable

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

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

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.

To proclaim publicly


4. Accentuate

To stress or emphasize; intensify

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

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.


5. Alliteration

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

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.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

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


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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.