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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 

ILLICIT

DEFINITION:
Forbidden by law, rules, or custom.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A motorist accused of being involved in an illicit street race that led to a crash that killed two teenagers last month accelerated his car to keep up with the victims’ vehicle, which was traveling about 75 mph, the Metropolitan Police Department alleged in an arrest report.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 04/08/2024

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. Accentuate

To stress or emphasize; intensify

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

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

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.


2. Participle

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

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark

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


3. Typhoon

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

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

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


4. Introspection

Self-examination.

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise.


5. Quarantine

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise.

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

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.


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