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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 

ESPIONAGE

DEFINITION:
The act of obtaining secret or confidential information (intelligence) from non-disclosed sources or divulging of the same without the permission of the holder of the information.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Federal authorities sought a range of highly sensitive documents, including 11 caches of classified materials, indicating that the federal investigation was examining possible violations of the espionage Act, according to documents unsealed Friday.
The Palm Beach Post, 08/15/2022

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. Hieroglyphic

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.

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

A schedule of prices or fees.

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


2. Tsunami

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

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

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

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.


3. Inference

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

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

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

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


4. Aspire

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

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.


5. Embargo

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

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


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