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 

INCENDIARY

DEFINITION:
Tending to arouse strong emotion or conflict; inflammatory.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Joe Walsh, who turned a lone term in Congress representing Chicago’s northwest suburbs into a national media platform to further his incendiary political rhetoric, announced Sunday he would challenge President Donald Trump for the 2020 Republican nomination for the White House.
The Chicago Tribune, 08/26/2019

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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. Deduction

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

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder


2. Antibody

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

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

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

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


3. Nebula

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

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

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

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.


4. Chronology

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

The arrangement of events in time

The food-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting of sieve tubes, fibers, parenchyma, and sclereids.


5. Mosaic

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

A schedule of prices or fees.

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

The act of resting or the state of being at rest.


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