Words in the News

This Week's Word In The News 

NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

DEFINITION:
The study of the brain related to specific psychological processes and behaviors.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Local experts in mental health, political science and neuropsychology told the Dayton Daily News that elections can be a difficult time for mental health as strongly held beliefs can be challenged by deep political divides.
Dayton Daily News, 07/22/2024

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5 Elementary 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. detail

One of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based.

Something small enough to escape casual notice.

In order of time from the earliest to the latest

Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.


2. tactic

Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.

The fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.

To start (a fire) or light (a torch).

A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care


3. hasten

To move in a quick fashion.

A thing that is granted, esp. in response to demands.

To hear a conversation one is not intended to hear; to listen in.

Assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering


4. pertinent

To hear a conversation one is not intended to hear; to listen in.

Assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering

More or most likely to be exposed to the chance of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

Important with regards to (a subject or matter); relevant


5. source

The person, place or thing from which something (information, goods, etc.) comes or is acquired.

Natural ability to acquire knowledge or skill.

Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

To clarify or make something understandable


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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.