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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 

GIG

DEFINITION:
A job usually for a specified time.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Row is part of the “gig-economy” of independent workers in Colorado — a growing number of whom use phone apps such as Uber, Lyft and Airbnb to connect directly with customers and allow more flexibility than traditional work.
The Denver Post, 08/14/2017

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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. Divulge

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

To proclaim publicly

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.

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


2. Dialogue

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

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

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


3. Inference

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

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

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.


4. Phloem

A proportional part or share.

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

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

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


5. Introspection

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

Self-examination.

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

To cringe in fear


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