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 

UNSOLICITED

DEFINITION:
Not requested or invited; unwelcome.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
It was an unsolicited copy of The Epoch Times, a conservative news outlet with ties to a cult-like Chinese spiritual group called Falun Gong, whose leader has claimed he can levitate and perform healing miracles.
The Denver Post, 11/11/2019

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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. Bandolier

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

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

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

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.


2. Tumult

Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

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

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold


3. Antibody

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

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

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


4. Symbiosis

Having a backbone or spinal column.

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

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


5. Virtuoso

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.

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

To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.


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