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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 

DIRE

DEFINITION:
Causing or involving great fear or suffering; dreadful; terrible.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
As insulin prices have soared, some people have been forced to pursue alternatives such as seeking options from other countries, lower-quality products or rationing their supply of insulin, which can have dire consequences.
The Chicago Tribune, 01/27/2020

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. Quarantine

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

Self-examination.

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus

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


2. Exult

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

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

The supporting and water-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels; woody tissue.

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant


3. Inference

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.


4. Ultraviolet

The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables

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. Embargo

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation

Being without or almost without hope

A schedule of prices or fees.


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