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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. Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

Impertinent

Mosaic

Recede

Nocturnal


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

Rainforest

Solstice

Silhouette

Voracious


3. To condescend to give or grant

Tumult

Analogy

Participle

Deign


4. A schedule of prices or fees.

Light-Year

Embargo

Immune

Tariff


5. A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).

Mutation

Plateau

Tsunami

Kilometer


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This Week's Word In The News 

AVERSION

DEFINITION:
A strong feeling of dislike, opposition, repugnance, or antipathy.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
One after another, men and women cited job commitments, destination weddings, an aversion to the death penalty, or a certainty of guilt as reasons to prevent them from sitting on a trial expected to last at least three months.
The Boston Globe, 01/26/2015