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 

UNITY

DEFINITION:
A condition of harmony; the quality or state of being made one

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
I know speaking of unity can sound to some like a foolish fantasy these days.
The San Jose Mercury News, 01/25/2021

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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. Deign

Self-examination.

To condescend to give or grant

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.


2. Camouflage

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

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

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

An embankment built to prevent flooding


3. Zoology

An embankment built to prevent flooding

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.

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.

The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.


4. Participle

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

A schedule of prices or fees.

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.


5. Wretched

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

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

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus


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