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 

TONY

DEFINITION:
Marked by an aristocratic or high-toned manner or style.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The mudslides ravaged the tony community, destroying at least 65 homes and damaging more than 460 others, officials said.
The San Jose Mercury News, 01/15/2018

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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. Hypocrisy

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation

The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

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

An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze.


2. Immune

An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze.

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

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.


3. Formidable

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder


4. Jovial

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

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

To proclaim publicly


5. Nocturnal

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

To proclaim publicly

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night


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