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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 

DEPLOYMENT

DEFINITION:
The placement or arrangement (as of military personnel or equipment) in position for a particular use or purpose.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
When Deonte Haynes and roughly 700 Minnesota soldiers left for Fort Hood, Texas, in October, their deployment seemed relatively low risk — even though they were headed toward one of the most volatile parts of the world.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 01/13/2020

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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. Lichen

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

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

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief


2. Inference

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

The food-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting of sieve tubes, fibers, parenchyma, and sclereids.

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

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.


3. Analogy

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

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

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


4. Metaphor

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

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

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


5. Hieroglyphic

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

Relating to a system of writing, such as that of ancient Egypt, in which pictorial symbols are used to represent meaning or sounds or a combination of meaning and sound.

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

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


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