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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 

DEPLOYMENT

DEFINITION:
The placement or arrangement (as of military personnel or equipment) in position for a particular use or purpose.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
When Deonte Haynes and roughly 700 Minnesota soldiers left for Fort Hood, Texas, in October, their deployment seemed relatively low risk — even though they were headed toward one of the most volatile parts of the world.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 01/13/2020

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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. Cower

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

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

To cringe in fear

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.


2. Delegate

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

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.

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


3. Undulate

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

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

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

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


4. Solstice

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.

The food-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting of sieve tubes, fibers, parenchyma, and sclereids.

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.


5. Vertebrate

A rebirth or revival.

Having a backbone or spinal column.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.


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