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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 


Something that is the result of an action, decision, etc.

The political ramifications are big and at least on paper favors Democrats, as Puerto Ricans tend to vote for the party.
The Tampa Bay Times, 11/13/2017

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. Jaunty

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

A rebirth or revival.

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

2. Lichen

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

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

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,

3. Virtuoso

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

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.

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

4. Deign

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.

To condescend to give or grant

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables

5. Maneuver

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

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

A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.

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