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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 

PARCHED

DEFINITION:
Extremely dry because of hot weather or drought.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Patches of parched landscape have caused once-green golf courses to close and limited golf cart use, the Greeley Tribune reported.
The Denver Post, 02/18/2019

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. Quota

A proportional part or share.

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

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


2. Ultraviolet

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

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

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.

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.


3. Undulate

To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

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

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates


4. Tumult

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

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

A dense evergreen forest occupying a tropical region with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches.

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.


5. Typhoon

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

To stress or emphasize; intensify

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.

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


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