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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 

MANIFESTO

DEFINITION:
A written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Investigators were reviewing a hate-filled manifesto the suspect apparently posted online.
The Los Angeles Times, 05/16/2022

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. Symbiosis

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

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.


2. Impertinent

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

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

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.

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


3. Quandary

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

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

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

Having a backbone or spinal column.


4. Maneuver

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

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


5. Boycott

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

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

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

A proportional part or share.


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