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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 

ANTHROPOMORPHIC

DEFINITION:
Ascribing human form or attributes to a being or thing not human.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Where critics adored the anthropomorphic singing cartoons of the original, they felt the nature documentary look drove a wedge between viewers and the beloved characters.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 07/15/2019

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. Undulate

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

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

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

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


2. Bamboozle

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

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

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.


3. Accentuate

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

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

To stress or emphasize; intensify


4. Spectrum

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

Self-examination.

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

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


5. Ultraviolet

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

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

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

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.


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