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 


A statement or an account describing something.

Documents released Tuesday also revealed that Yanez couldn’t provide investigators with a detailed description of the driver of the car he pursued, thinking he resembled a suspect in a recent robbery.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 06/26/2017

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Words in the News Quiz
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. Divulge

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.

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

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

To proclaim publicly

2. Camouflage

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

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

A treeless area between the icecap and the tree line of Arctic regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation

To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.

3. Ellipse

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

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

4. Recede

Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.

To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

A rebirth or revival.

5. Suffrage

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

Being without or almost without hope

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

To stress or emphasize; intensify

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