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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 

SUBORN

DEFINITION:
To induce (a person) to commit an unlawful or evil act.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign that I was concerned about because of known Russian efforts to suborn such individuals,” Mr. Brennan told lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee.
The New York Times, 05/29/2017

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

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

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

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates


2. Eclectic

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

To proclaim publicly

Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.


3. Solstice

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.

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

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.


4. Hologram

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

A weather phenomenon in the Eastern Pacific that is precisely equivalent to a hurricane.

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

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


5. Introspection

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

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

Self-examination.

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


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