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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 

STYMIED

DEFINITION:
To be an obstacle to; prevent the advancement or success of; thwart or stump.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“The continued growth in vehicle miles traveled combined with increases in the size and weight of vehicles have stymied progress.”
The Boston Herald, 05/23/2022

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. Nocturnal

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

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

The pattern produced on a photosensitive medium that has been exposed by holography and then photographically developed.

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night


2. Hypocrisy

Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.

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

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

The arrangement of events in time


3. Delegate

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

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

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.

To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.


4. Nuisance

To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.

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


5. Antibody

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.

The food-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting of sieve tubes, fibers, parenchyma, and sclereids.

The distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year.

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


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