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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 

INTERACTION

DEFINITION:
The action or influence of people, groups, or things on one another.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Federal, state and local law enforcement were already aware of Reinking, 29, "due to previous interactions," police spokesman Don Aaron said.
The Memphis Commercial Appeal, 04/23/2018

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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. Suffrage

Being without or almost without hope

A schedule of prices or fees.

To condescend to give or grant

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.


2. Guru

The distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year.

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

To stress or emphasize; intensify

A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.


3. Immune

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

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


4. Hologram

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

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

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

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


5. Xylem

An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land; a tableland.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

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

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.


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