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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 

DISTINCTION

DEFINITION:
A difference or contrast between similar things or people.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Here’s one more dubious distinction for San Jose and San Francisco: The two metro areas are the runaway national leaders in the amount of household income needed to buy a house.
The San Jose Mercury News, 11/27/2017

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. Suffrage

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles

A dense evergreen forest occupying a tropical region with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches.

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.


2. Commemorate

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

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

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


3. Repose

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

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal

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

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


4. Exult

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

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

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.


5. Technique

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.

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

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

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


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