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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 

DEVASTATING

DEFINITION:
Tending or threatening to lay to waste or overwhelm.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Secret Service on Thursday published a national school safety guide that urged districts to take major steps in the wake of continuing school shootings, like February’s devastating attack that killed 17 in Parkland, Fla.
The Dayton Daily News, 07/16/2018

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. Camouflage

The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

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

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

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


2. Unanimous

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

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

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness


3. Laconic

Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise.

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

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


4. Decorum

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

To proclaim publicly

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


5. Dialogue

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

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


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