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 Middle School Words

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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. Maneuver

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 movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise.

The main character in a drama or other literary work.


2. Exponent

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

The arrangement of events in time

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates


3. Labyrinth

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

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

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

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


4. Symbiosis

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.


5. Inference

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

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

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

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


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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.