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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 

MANIFESTO

DEFINITION:
A written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Investigators were reviewing a hate-filled manifesto the suspect apparently posted online.
The Los Angeles Times, 05/16/2022

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. Commemorate

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

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

To honor the memory of with a ceremony


2. Toxin

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

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

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

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


3. Decorum

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.

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


4. Embargo

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

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.

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


5. Renegade

A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.

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

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

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


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