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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 


A legal document that commands a person or entity to testify as a witness at a specified time and place.

Workers at Mar-a-Lago, former President Donald Trump's Palm Beach club, have reportedly been subpoenaed in the investigation into his keeping of classified documents at the property.
, 03/20/2023

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. Undulate

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

Being without or almost without hope

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

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

2. Participle

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

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

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.

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

3. Virtuoso

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

A proportional part or share.

Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.

4. Eclectic

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

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

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

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

5. Renaissance

A rebirth or revival.

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

The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

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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