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 

BIOMETRICS

DEFINITION:
Metrics related to distinctive, measurable human characteristics such as fingerprints, face recognition and iris and retinal scans. It is used to identify individuals.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Airlines have already begun to shift toward using biometrics.
The Denver Post, 07/10/2017

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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. Introspection

Self-examination.

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

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

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


2. Deign

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

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

To condescend to give or grant

The distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year.


3. Tundra

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

A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.

To proclaim publicly

A treeless area between the icecap and the tree line of Arctic regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation


4. Tempo

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

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

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

Relating to a system of writing, such as that of ancient Egypt, in which pictorial symbols are used to represent meaning or sounds or a combination of meaning and sound.


5. Guerrilla

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

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

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

A weather phenomenon in the Eastern Pacific that is precisely equivalent to a hurricane.


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