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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 


To break or burst; to cause a breach of.

One of the heartbreaking consequences of this pandemic is how it has ruptured the rituals of death and dying.
The Boston Globe, 04/06/2020

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. Plateau

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

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

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

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

2. Exult

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

To condescend to give or grant

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

3. Inference

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

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

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

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

4. Camouflage

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

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

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

5. Levee

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion

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

An embankment built to prevent flooding

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

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