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 

BEWILDERED

DEFINITION:
Deeply or utterly confused or perplexed.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Even the agency’s top official is bewildered by how Piney Point was ever allowed to become a dump site run by an inexperienced private company.
The Tampa Bay Times, 04/19/2021

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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. Aspire

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

A proportional part or share.

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

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


2. Boisterous

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

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

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.


3. Divulge

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise.

To proclaim publicly


4. Marsupial

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

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

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.

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


5. Yacht

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

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

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

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.


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