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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 


Confinement or imprisonment, usually for a short time.

A push to ban privatized immigration detention centers across Illinois is headed for Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk.
The Chicago Tribune, 05/20/2019

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. Tariff

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

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables

A schedule of prices or fees.

2. Divulge

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

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

To proclaim publicly

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

3. Quandary

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

Being without or almost without hope

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

4. Hypocrisy

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

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

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

5. Laconic

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

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

An embankment built to prevent flooding

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

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