Weekly Word Highlights

Welcome to NewsDepth Word Highlight!

Be sure to check back here each week for new vocabulary words from each episode!


Season 48 (2016-2017 School Year)


Episode #6 - October 19, 2017

Empathy - The act of understanding and experiencing the feelings of someone else.

Inhalation - Breathing in.

Episode #5 - October 12, 2017

Cryptocurrency - Digital money that uses hard-to-crack codes to keep it safe online.

Hydro (Prefix) -  Related to water.

Secede - To withdraw membership from a union or political organization.

Episode #4 - October 5, 2017

Alloy - A mixture of metals.

Coding - A way of telling a computer or a computer program what to do by writing in the computer's own language.

Prototype - A first sample or example of a product that will help determine what the final product looks like.

Episode #3 - September 28, 2017

Commonwealth - A territory that belongs to the United States.  People who live here are U.S. Citizens, but cannot vote for the President.

Heritage - The ethnic or cultural background that we carry from one generation to the next.

Sorority - A college club for women.

Stagnant - Not moving.

Episode #2 - September 21, 2017

Allergy - A negative response by your body to a specific substance.

Archipelago - A group of islands.

Naturalization - The process of becoming a US citizen.

Episode #1 - September 14, 2017

Botanical - Relating to plants.

Extirpation - Local extinction.

Hurricane - A violent spinning storm with winds greater than 74 miles per hour that forms over tropical waters.

Iceberg - A large floating chunk of ice that has detached from a glacier.

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