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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 

RESTRAIN

DEFINITION:
Prevent (someone or something) from doing something; keep under control or within limits.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Howard County’s school superintendent called an incident captured on video Thursday showing staff restraining and hitting a student in the Howard High School cafeteria “upsetting” and said police and school officials are investigating.
The Baltimore Sun, 12/06/2021

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. Introspection

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

Self-examination.

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

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


2. Nebula

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

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

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

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


3. Immune

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

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

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.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.


4. Parasite

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

To cringe in fear

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

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


5. Inference

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

Being without or almost without hope

An embankment built to prevent flooding

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.


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