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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 

ESPIONAGE

DEFINITION:
The act of obtaining secret or confidential information (intelligence) from non-disclosed sources or divulging of the same without the permission of the holder of the information.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Federal authorities sought a range of highly sensitive documents, including 11 caches of classified materials, indicating that the federal investigation was examining possible violations of the espionage Act, according to documents unsealed Friday.
The Palm Beach Post, 08/15/2022

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. Omnivore

One that takes in everything available, as with the mind.

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

To stress or emphasize; intensify

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive


2. Decorum

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

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

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


3. Nocturnal

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.

Being without or almost without hope

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


4. Cower

To cringe in fear

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

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

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.


5. Jaunty

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

A rebirth or revival.

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

An embankment built to prevent flooding


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