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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 

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

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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. Accentuate

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.

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

To stress or emphasize; intensify


2. Lichen

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,

A rebirth or revival.

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

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


3. Nuisance

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

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

One that takes in everything available, as with the mind.

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.


4. Deduction

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

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

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

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


5. Analogy

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

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm


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