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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 

CONTRADICTION

DEFINITION:
The fact of something being the complete opposite of something else or very different from something else, so that one of them must be wrong.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Some view the Las Vegas Strip as a contradiction to the bone-dry Mojave Desert it’s situated in.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 06/10/2024

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. Divulge

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

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.

To proclaim publicly


2. Hologram

Being without or almost without hope

One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.

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

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).


3. Deduction

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

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

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

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.


4. Renaissance

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

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

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

A rebirth or revival.


5. Jovial

A proportional part or share.

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

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


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