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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 

ELECTIONEERING

DEFINITION:
The activity of trying to persuade people to vote for a particular political party or candidate.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
These campaigns avoided electioneering violations because they didn’t advocate for a candidate or ballot initiative.
Denton Record Chronicle , 02/26/2024

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. Bamboozle

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

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


2. Cower

Having a backbone or spinal column.

An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land; a tableland.

To cringe in fear

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline


3. Accentuate

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

One that takes in everything available, as with the mind.

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

To stress or emphasize; intensify


4. Tranquility

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

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


5. Xylem

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

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

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

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


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