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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. Deign

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

A schedule of prices or fees.

To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.

To condescend to give or grant


2. Bizarre

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

To stress or emphasize; intensify

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

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.


3. Antibody

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

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

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.


4. Aspire

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

An embankment built to prevent flooding

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.

The food-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting of sieve tubes, fibers, parenchyma, and sclereids.


5. Outrageous

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land; a tableland.


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