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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 

BEWILDERED

DEFINITION:
Deeply or utterly confused or perplexed.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Even the agency’s top official is bewildered by how Piney Point was ever allowed to become a dump site run by an inexperienced private company.
The Tampa Bay Times, 04/19/2021

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. Light-Year

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

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

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy


2. Vacillate

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

A schedule of prices or fees.

To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.


3. Jovial

To proclaim publicly

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

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

A closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.


4. Mosaic

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

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

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

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief


5. Accentuate

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).

To stress or emphasize; intensify


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