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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 


Not ashamed of or embarrassed by one's bad behavior.

As bold as he was when fighting his tickets, he was equally brazen in his professional life.
The Chicago Tribune, 06/05/2023

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. Maneuver

To condescend to give or grant

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

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

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

2. Vertebrate

A rebirth or revival.

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

Having a backbone or spinal column.

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal

3. Metaphor

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

4. Polygon

An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze.

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

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

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

5. Stereotype

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

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

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

A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.

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