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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 


Seeming difficult to deal with in prospect; intimidating.

Following a backlash from neighbors, city workers are recommending that San Jose back down from a proposal to build tiny homes for homeless residents on a controversial piece of land across the street from an elementary school — the latest indication of the daunting difficulties in combating homelessness.
The San Jose Mercury News, 09/26/2022

Words in the News Quiz
5 Middle School Words

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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. Exponent

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

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

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

2. Antibody

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.

Having a backbone or spinal column.

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus

3. Malignant

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

To condescend to give or grant

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.

4. Tariff

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

A schedule of prices or fees.

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

The arrangement of events in time

5. Repose

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

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.

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