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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 


A condition of harmony; the quality or state of being made one

I know speaking of unity can sound to some like a foolish fantasy these days.
The San Jose Mercury News, 01/25/2021

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. Analogy

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

The arrangement of events in time

2. Divulge

Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

To proclaim publicly

3. Tumult

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness

4. Voracious

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness

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

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

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.

5. Tsunami

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.

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

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