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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 

AMNESTY

DEFINITION:
A forgetting or overlooking of any past offense, especially to a class of persons as a whole.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Musk said he would grant “amnesty” for suspended accounts and causing yet more uncertainty for users.
The San Jose Mercury News, 11/28/2022

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. Divulge

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

The supporting and water-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels; woody tissue.

To proclaim publicly

Sharing the same opinions or views; being in complete harmony or accord.


2. Levee

An embankment built to prevent flooding

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

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

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


3. Repose

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

To stress or emphasize; intensify

The act of resting or the state of being at rest.

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


4. Commemorate

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

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

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

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


5. Heritage

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

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

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

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.


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