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Words in the News

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 

WHOPPER

DEFINITION:
Something exceptionally big or remarkable.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Minneapolis officials served Burger King a whopper of their own this week, rejecting applications to reopen two of its locations because of a citywide ban on new drive-through businesses.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 12/16/2019

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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. Nebula

To proclaim publicly

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

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

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates


2. Metaphor

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

The pattern produced on a photosensitive medium that has been exposed by holography and then photographically developed.

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.


3. Hypocrisy

The distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year.

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

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

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


4. Vaccine

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

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion

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

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.


5. Dialogue

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

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

To cringe in fear

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold


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