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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 

SPECULATE

DEFINITION:
To indulge in conjectural thought.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Asked Sunday morning whether wind speeds could have contributed to the crash, Bradley said he would “not begin to speculate.”
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 02/12/2018

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. Malignant

A dense evergreen forest occupying a tropical region with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches.

A rebirth or revival.

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

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


2. Stereotype

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

To proclaim publicly

A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.

Having a backbone or spinal column.


3. Ultraviolet

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

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

Relating to a system of writing, such as that of ancient Egypt, in which pictorial symbols are used to represent meaning or sounds or a combination of meaning and sound.

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.


4. Undulate

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

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

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


5. Bandolier

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

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

A treeless area between the icecap and the tree line of Arctic regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation


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