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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. To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

Maneuver

Jovial

Spectrum

Exult


2. Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.

Malignant

Jaunty

Wretched

Quarantine


3. To condescend to give or grant

Despondent

Deign

Fallacy

Strategy


4. To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.

Vacillate

Sacrifice

Suffrage

Polygon


5. A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.

Polygon

Alliteration

Mosaic

Camouflage


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This Week's Word In The News 

BRISTLED

DEFINITION:
To react in an angry or offended manner.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Colorado Mining Association president Stuart Sanderson bristled at the push, saying the industry pays "a very fair chunk" and also is facing increased regulatory burdens.
The Denver Post, 05/04/2015