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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 

INAUGURAL

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

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
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. Silhouette

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

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

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

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.


2. Participle

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy


3. Salmonella

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.

To condescend to give or grant

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.


4. Fallacy

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.


5. Levee

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

An embankment built to prevent flooding


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