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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 


To indulge in conjectural thought.

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. Sacrifice

An embankment built to prevent flooding

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

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

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

2. Light-Year

Sharing the same opinions or views; being in complete harmony or accord.

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

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

The distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year.

3. Vaccine

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

4. Random

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

5. Formidable

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

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.

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