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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 

ERRATICALLY

DEFINITION:
In a way that is not regular, certain, or expected.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Police officers said he was acting erratically and posed an “immediate threat,” according to the incident report.
The Orlando Sentinel, 05/20/2024

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. Virtuoso

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

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


2. Boycott

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion

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

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.


3. Laconic

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

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.

To proclaim publicly

The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings


4. Voracious

The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings

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

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.

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


5. Mosaic

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

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

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.

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.


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