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Words in the News

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 

MOLDY

DEFINITION:
Overgrown or filled with mold; mildewed; musty; fusty; decaying; stale.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He did not specify the problems he saw, but other school officials said moldy classrooms, dirty walls and poorly functioning doors and windows were key concerns on the campus.
The Palm Beach Post, 06/24/2019

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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. Divulge

To proclaim publicly

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

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


2. Mutation

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

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

A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.

An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality.


3. Delegate

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

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.


4. Virtuoso

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

Having a backbone or spinal column.

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal

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


5. Accentuate

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

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

To stress or emphasize; intensify

Sharing the same opinions or views; being in complete harmony or accord.


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