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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 

SALINE

DEFINITION:
Consisting of or containing salt. A saline solution, is a mixture of sodium chloride in water and has a number of uses in medicine.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
To the needle-averse, voluntarily shelling out more than a hundred bucks so that a nurse can hook you up with an IV bag loaded with saline solution and vitamins you could buy in chewable form may sound extreme.
The Denver Post, 06/17/2019

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. Gargoyle

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

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


2. Bamboozle

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

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

A dense evergreen forest occupying a tropical region with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches.


3. Parasite

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

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.

One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.


4. Salmonella

Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles

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

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

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.


5. Virtuoso

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

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

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

To cringe in fear


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