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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 

PROMINENT

DEFINITION:
Very well-known and important.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
More than 400 people were detained in Russia while paying tribute to opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died at a remote Arctic penal colony, a prominent rights group reported Sunday.
The Los Angeles Times, 02/19/2024

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. Deign

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

To condescend to give or grant

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

A proportional part or share.


2. Quarantine

A proportional part or share.

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

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


3. Voracious

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.

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

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.

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


4. Impertinent

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

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

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


5. Boisterous

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

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

Having a backbone or spinal column.

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.


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