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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 

SPECULATE

DEFINITION:
To indulge in conjectural thought.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Asked Sunday morning whether wind speeds could have contributed to the crash, Bradley said he would “not begin to speculate.”
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 02/12/2018

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. Spectrum

Self-examination.

Having a backbone or spinal column.

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

To condescend to give or grant


2. Hologram

To cringe in fear

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

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

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.


3. Antibody

To stress or emphasize; intensify

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

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

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.


4. Bizarre

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.

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.

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

The main character in a drama or other literary work.


5. Sacrifice

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

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

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

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.


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