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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 

OUTLANDISH

DEFINITION:
Something bizarre or ridiculously out-of-the-ordinary. Very odd, strange, or peculiar; fantastic.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
At first, the question about the scam, as it was posed to Healy earlier this month, seemed too outlandish to be true.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 10/21/2019

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

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

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

The supporting and water-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels; woody tissue.

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


2. Cower

To cringe in fear

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus

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

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates


3. Zoology

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

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

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables


4. Despondent

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.

Being without or almost without hope

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


5. Strategy

The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.

One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.

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

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief


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