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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 


Someone able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

“She was incredibly resilient, strong and decisive,” Jennings said in an interview with the Bay Area News Group.
The Los Angeles Daily News, 10/02/2023

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. Accentuate

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

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

To stress or emphasize; intensify

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

2. Mutation

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

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

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

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.

3. Chronology

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

The arrangement of events in time

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

4. Lichen

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

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

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

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

5. Enthusiastic

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

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