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 

SIPHON

DEFINITION:
To take funds, especially illegally or deceitfully, from another source in small increments.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
According to Forbes, Ross is alleged to have siphoned or stolen more than $120 million from business partners and customers.
The Boston Globe, 08/13/2018

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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. Formidable

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

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

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


2. Hologram

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

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

The pattern produced on a photosensitive medium that has been exposed by holography and then photographically developed.

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.


3. Ozone

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

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

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.


4. Antibody

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

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

To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.

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


5. Jaunty

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

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

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.


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