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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. The pattern produced on a photosensitive medium that has been exposed by holography and then photographically developed.

Hologram

Bizarre

Wretched

Salmonella


2. To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

Wretched

Salmonella

Quandary

Bamboozle


3. To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

Protagonist

Analogy

Metaphor

Aspire


4. Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

Marsupial

Phloem

Spectrum

Malignant


5. To stress or emphasize; intensify

Ozone

Accentuate

Tempo

Eclectic


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This Week's Word In The News 

DE RIGUEUR 

DEFINITION:
Strictly required, as by etiquette, usage, or fashion.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Multicourse meals based on a book’s theme is de rigueur for one group, while black authors and characters spark the discussion in another.
The Miami Herald, 11/24/2014