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 

GRUESOME

DEFINITION:
Causing great horror; horribly repugnant; grisly.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The coordinated strike marked the second time in a year that Trump has used force against Assad, who U.S. officials believe has continued to test the West’s willingness to accept gruesome chemical attacks.
The Denver Post, 04/16/2018

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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. Wretched

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

To cringe in fear

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

A closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.


2. Exult

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land; a tableland.


3. Undulate

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

To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline


4. Dialogue

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.

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

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative


5. Immune

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

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.

Having a backbone or spinal column.


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