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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 

RIPTIDE

DEFINITION:
A particularly strong tidal current. A rip current which may carry a swimmer offshore (the term rip tide used in this sense is a misnomer).

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Mariners are urged to take caution as Hurricane Jose causes high seas and potentially dangerous riptides off Cape Cod and Nantucket, the National Weather Service said.
The Boston Globe, 09/18/2017

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. Exult

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

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


2. Nuisance

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.

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

A proportional part or share.

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.


3. Tsunami

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

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

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

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.


4. Delegate

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

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

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

The act of resting or the state of being at rest.


5. Heritage

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

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

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.

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


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