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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 

PARCHED

DEFINITION:
Extremely dry because of hot weather or drought.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Patches of parched landscape have caused once-green golf courses to close and limited golf cart use, the Greeley Tribune reported.
The Denver Post, 02/18/2019

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. Despondent

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

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

Being without or almost without hope

Self-examination.


2. Bizarre

Strikingly unconventional and far-fetched in style or appearance; odd

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark

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


3. Tempo

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

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

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

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.


4. Outrageous

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

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


5. Delegate

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

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

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

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.


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