Words in the News

This Week's Word In The News 

METEOROLOGIST

DEFINITION:
A scientist who studies the atmosphere and its phenomena, including weather and climate.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The official forecast for the day was 117, said National Weather Service meteorologist Sam Meltzer.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 07/08/2024

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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. A form of acrobatic display which involves the dramatic bending and flexing of the human body.

multitude

zeal

weather

contortion


2. Capable of doing many things competently

versatile

cause

function

method


3. The state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness.

method

effect

serenity

commotion


4. An inadequate amount of something; a shortage

fragrance

cunning

scarcity

illuminate


5. A feeling of contempt or scorn.

majority

materialize

influence

disdain


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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.