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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 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 

DISTINCTION

DEFINITION:
A difference or contrast between similar things or people.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Here’s one more dubious distinction for San Jose and San Francisco: The two metro areas are the runaway national leaders in the amount of household income needed to buy a house.
The San Jose Mercury News, 11/27/2017

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5 Middle School 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. Typhoon

A schedule of prices or fees.

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

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

A weather phenomenon in the Eastern Pacific that is precisely equivalent to a hurricane.


2. Introspection

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

Self-examination.

A proportional part or share.

The pattern produced on a photosensitive medium that has been exposed by holography and then photographically developed.


3. Analogy

The pattern produced on a photosensitive medium that has been exposed by holography and then photographically developed.

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.


4. Kilometer

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.

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


5. Tsunami

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

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness

A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.


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