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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 


A prophetic revelation, especially concerning a cataclysm in which the forces of good permanently triumph over the forces of evil. Any universal or widespread destruction or disaster.

“She’s posing with guns and talking about the apocalypse.”
The Denver Post, 09/19/2022

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. Formidable

To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

To stress or emphasize; intensify

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

2. Renegade

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

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

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

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

3. Spectrum

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

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.

To proclaim publicly

4. Deduction

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

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

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

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

5. Ultraviolet

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

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 preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

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

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