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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 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 

PROMENADE

DEFINITION:
A paved public walk, typically one along a waterfront at a resort.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Gunfire erupted Friday morning near the Third Street promenade in Santa Monica when a guard carrying money from an armored truck shot at a man armed with a knife who police say tried to rob him.
The Los Angeles Times, 08/19/2019

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. Jaunty

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

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

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

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.


2. Parasite

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

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

A closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.


3. Ultraviolet

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

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.

A proportional part or share.

An embankment built to prevent flooding


4. Ellipse

An embankment built to prevent flooding

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.

Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal


5. Phloem

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

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

A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.

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


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