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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 


Causing great horror; horribly repugnant; grisly.

The coordinated strike marked the second time in a year that Trump has used force against Assad, who U.S. officials believe has continued to test the West’s willingness to accept gruesome chemical attacks.
The Denver Post, 04/16/2018

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. Impertinent

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

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

To proclaim publicly

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

2. Vaccine

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

3. Virtuoso

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness

A weather phenomenon in the Eastern Pacific that is precisely equivalent to a hurricane.

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

4. Salmonella

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

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation

A rebirth or revival.

5. Hologram

A rebirth or revival.

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

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

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

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