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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 

ESSENTIAL

DEFINITION:
Necessary. Very important; of high importance.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
What exactly is an “essential” store that can stay open over the next two weeks during Minnesota’s stay-at-home order?
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 03/30/2020

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. Exponent

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

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

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

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


2. Quarantine

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

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

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

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness


3. Despondent

Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

Being without or almost without hope

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus


4. Sect

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

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

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.


5. Bandolier

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

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

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.


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