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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.

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

Antibody

Voracious

Hologram

Laconic


2. To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

Virtuoso

Deduction

Chronology

Aspire


3. To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

Flourish

Levee

Toxin

Bandolier


4. The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.

Toxin

Bandolier

Quarantine

Zoology


5. Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.

Solstice

Nuisance

Renaissance

Divulge


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This Week's Word In The News 

STATUTE

DEFINITION:
A written law passed by a legislative body.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Why Hernandez, mayor of Miami-Dade County’s second-largest city, can’t be charged with violating Florida’s loan-sharking laws is clear: The statute of limitations — one year — ran out long ago.
The Miami Herald, 04/21/2014