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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 

METEOROLOGICAL

DEFINITION:
Pertaining to meteorology or to phenomena of the atmosphere or weather.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The high-tech and meteorological communities of Colorado make the area an excellent place to do business, Platzer added.
The Boulder Daily Camera, 09/24/2018

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. Divulge

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

To proclaim publicly


2. Guru

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

A rebirth or revival.

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

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.


3. Boycott

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze.

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion

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


4. Deign

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.

To condescend to give or grant

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

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.


5. Commemorate

A treeless area between the icecap and the tree line of Arctic regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,


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