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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

DEMOTION

DEFINITION:
A compulsory reduction in an employee's rank or job title within the organizational hierarchy of a company, public service department, or other body.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Aug. 22 complaint from five current and former female employees alleges discrimination; wrongful termination or demotion; harassment and intimidation; pay inequities; and other things.
The Dayton Daily News, 12/05/2022

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. Nebula

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

A weather phenomenon in the Eastern Pacific that is precisely equivalent to a hurricane.

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

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


2. Bizarre

Strikingly unconventional and far-fetched in style or appearance; odd

A rebirth or revival.

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

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


3. Mutation

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

Relating to a system of writing, such as that of ancient Egypt, in which pictorial symbols are used to represent meaning or sounds or a combination of meaning and sound.

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

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.


4. Yacht

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

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

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.


5. Undulate

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

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

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

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


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