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 

COHERENT

DEFINITION:
Orderly; logically connected; consistent.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“He was very coherent,” Hamilton said.
The Denver Post, 06/18/2018

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Words in the News Quiz
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. Exult

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

The arrangement of events in time


2. Hypocrisy

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

Having a backbone or spinal column.

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

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.


3. Flourish

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

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.

The supporting and water-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels; woody tissue.


4. Labyrinth

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.

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

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

A schedule of prices or fees.


5. Outrageous

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

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal


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