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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 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.
This Week's Word In The News 

PARAPLEGIC

DEFINITION:
A person suffering complete paralysis of the lower half of the body, usually resulting from damage to the spinal cord.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Dayton FOP issued a statement Friday evening in defense of two officers who pulled a paraplegic man from a car during a traffic stop.
The Dayton Daily Newa, 10/11/2021

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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. luminous

Hidden, secret

Emitting light; glowing brightly

A large or dense group of insects, esp. flying ones.

The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it


2. topic

The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it

A state of confused and noisy disturbance

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

Subject; theme; a category or general area of interest.


3. illuminate

To clarify or make something understandable

A measurement one can compare to.

To end, to come to an end.

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.


4. versatile

To end, to come to an end.

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.

Obvious or easy to notice.

Capable of doing many things competently


5. dismal

Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

To make happy, cheer up.

Disappointingly inadequate; gloomy and bleak.

The energy and strength for continuing to do something over a long period of time ; power of sustained exertion, or resistance to hardship, illness etc.


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