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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 

PARDON

DEFINITION:
The excusing of an offense without exacting a penalty. A release from the legal penalties of an offense.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
President Donald Trump said Saturday that he has "complete power" to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference in last year's presidential election.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 07/24/2017

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. Despondent

Being without or almost without hope

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

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

To honor the memory of with a ceremony


2. Jovial

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

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


3. Pulverize

To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

A proportional part or share.


4. Ozone

A proportional part or share.

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

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

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


5. Tundra

An embankment built to prevent flooding

A schedule of prices or fees.

A treeless area between the icecap and the tree line of Arctic regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct


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