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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 

SPOUTING

DEFINITION:
Expressing views or ideas in a lengthy, declamatory, and unreflective way

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
On Saturday, speakers at the For God and Country Patriot Double Down event riled the couple hundred people who showed up to the Ahern Hotel by spouting unfounded claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election and casting doubt on COVID-19 vaccines.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 10/25/2021

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. Renegade

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

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

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

One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.


2. Hypocrisy

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

To proclaim publicly

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

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.


3. Jovial

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

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

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

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


4. Hologram

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

The pattern produced on a photosensitive medium that has been exposed by holography and then photographically developed.


5. Tariff

A schedule of prices or fees.

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.


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