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 

MALFUNCTION

DEFINITION:
A failure to function or defective functioning.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
With most planned fixes left undone, AC malfunctions increased this year in many of the district's 165 traditional schools and other facilities, The Post found.
The Palm Beach Post, 10/15/2018

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Words in the News Quiz
5 High 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. Yeoman

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.

A diligent, dependable worker.

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.


2. Wrought

The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

Put together; created.

To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.


3. Hubris

Tumultuous; stormy.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.


4. Loquacious

Very talkative; garrulous.

To bring under control; conquer.

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.


5. Lucid

A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.

To modify, as by shortening or simplifying or by skewing the content in a certain manner.

Clear to the understanding.

Lacking social polish; tactless.


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