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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

EXCESSIVE

DEFINITION:
Going beyond the usual, necessary, or proper limit or degree; characterized by excess.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Officers who use excessive force will face additional criminal penalties, including up to 10 years in prison.
The Baltimore Sun, 04/12/2021

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. Bizarre

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

To condescend to give or grant

Strikingly unconventional and far-fetched in style or appearance; odd

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.


2. Suffrage

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

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

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.


3. Labyrinth

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

An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze.

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

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


4. Repose

The act of resting or the state of being at rest.

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

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

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


5. Tsunami

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

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.


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