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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 

INAUGURAL

DEFINITION:
Of, relating to, or characteristic of an inauguration. The ceremonial induction into a position.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
But the name apparently strikes too close to home for inaugural organizers.
The Denver Post, 01/16/2017

Words in the News Quiz
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. Phloem

Being without or almost without hope

The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

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


2. Pulverize

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

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

A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.


3. Antibody

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.

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. Eclectic

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles


5. Participle

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

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

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

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace


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