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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 


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

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. Vaccine

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

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

One that takes in everything available, as with the mind.

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold

2. Voracious

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.

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

3. Tempo

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

To proclaim publicly

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

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

4. Outrageous

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.

5. Decorum

The arrangement of events in time

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

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

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