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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 

RIPTIDE

DEFINITION:
A particularly strong tidal current. A rip current which may carry a swimmer offshore (the term rip tide used in this sense is a misnomer).

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Mariners are urged to take caution as Hurricane Jose causes high seas and potentially dangerous riptides off Cape Cod and Nantucket, the National Weather Service said.
The Boston Globe, 09/18/2017

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. Fallacy

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

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

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

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


2. Virtuoso

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

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

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

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


3. Mosaic

An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality.

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.

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

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


4. Bamboozle

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

A schedule of prices or fees.

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


5. Embargo

The supporting and water-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels; woody tissue.

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

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

A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.


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