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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 

UNITY

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

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
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. Cower

An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land; a tableland.

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

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

To cringe in fear


2. Repose

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

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

An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality.

The act of resting or the state of being at rest.


3. Vertebrate

Having a backbone or spinal column.

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.


4. Tsunami

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.

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

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

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.


5. Outrageous

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

A rebirth or revival.

Sharing the same opinions or views; being in complete harmony or accord.

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


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