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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 

ESSENTIAL

DEFINITION:
Necessary. Very important; of high importance.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
What exactly is an “essential” store that can stay open over the next two weeks during Minnesota’s stay-at-home order?
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 03/30/2020

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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. Camouflage

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

A schedule of prices or fees.

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables

The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings


2. Laconic

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

An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality.

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

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


3. Virtuoso

To proclaim publicly

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

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


4. Outrageous

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.


5. Participle

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

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

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

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


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