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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. Commemorate

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

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

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

To honor the memory of with a ceremony


2. Nocturnal

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

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

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

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


3. Bamboozle

A proportional part or share.

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit


4. Silhouette

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

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

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

To proclaim publicly


5. Bandolier

To proclaim publicly

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

A schedule of prices or fees.

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.


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