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 

SPOUTING

DEFINITION:
Expressing views or ideas in a lengthy, declamatory, and unreflective way

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
On Saturday, speakers at the For God and Country Patriot Double Down event riled the couple hundred people who showed up to the Ahern Hotel by spouting unfounded claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election and casting doubt on COVID-19 vaccines.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 10/25/2021

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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. Plateau

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings

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


2. Tranquility

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

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

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.


3. Accentuate

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.

To stress or emphasize; intensify

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

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


4. Silhouette

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

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive


5. Maneuver

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

A schedule of prices or fees.


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