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 

EPIDEMIOLOGIST

DEFINITION:
An epidemiologist is a doctor who specializes in the patterns of diseases that spread between people.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
All of the victims were adults, chief epidemiologist Jawaid Asghar said.
The Dallas Morning News, 01/22/2018

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Words in the News Quiz
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. misgivings

Doubt, apprehension, a feeling of dread

Progress toward a goal.

An opponent or rival.

The power to affect, control or manipulate something or someone; the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decisions.


2. destination

The power to affect, control or manipulate something or someone; the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decisions.

To bump into or brush against while in motion.

The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.

A piece of written, printed, or electronic matter that provides information or evidence or that serves as an official record.


3. infer

The line that bounds a circle or other two-dimensional figure.

Enthusiasm; enjoyment, vigor

Deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements

The dividing line or location between two areas.


4. oppose

To attempt to stop the progression of.

To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.

The smaller number or part, esp. a number that is less than half the whole number

To make something by merging parts.


5. accomplish

The smaller number or part, esp. a number that is less than half the whole number

To make something by merging parts.

Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.

To finish successfully


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