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.