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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 

EXCESSIVE

DEFINITION:
Going beyond the usual, necessary, or proper limit or degree; characterized by excess.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Officers who use excessive force will face additional criminal penalties, including up to 10 years in prison.
The Baltimore Sun, 04/12/2021

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. Random

A closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

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


2. Commemorate

To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

A schedule of prices or fees.


3. Quota

A proportional part or share.

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

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


4. Tranquility

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

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

The arrangement of events in time

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.


5. Deign

An embankment built to prevent flooding

To condescend to give or grant

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

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


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