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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 

QUASHED

DEFINITION:
To put an end to or destroy. To officially say that something is not to be accepted.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Gohmert seemed to refer to the idea that solar flares are causing widespread climate change, a claim scientists have repeatedly quashed.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 06/14/2021

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. Mosaic

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.

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


2. Gargoyle

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.


3. Omnivore

One that takes in everything available, as with the mind.

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

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.


4. Analogy

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief


5. Formidable

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

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

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

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


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