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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

EXCESSIVE

DEFINITION:
Going beyond the usual, necessary, or proper limit or degree; characterized by excess.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Officers who use excessive force will face additional criminal penalties, including up to 10 years in prison.
The Baltimore Sun, 04/12/2021

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. Hypocrisy

The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

A rebirth or revival.

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.


2. Exult

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.

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.


3. Hologram

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

Sharing the same opinions or views; being in complete harmony or accord.

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

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


4. Polygon

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

A closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.

A dense evergreen forest occupying a tropical region with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches.


5. Nebula

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.

Relating to a system of writing, such as that of ancient Egypt, in which pictorial symbols are used to represent meaning or sounds or a combination of meaning and sound.

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness


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