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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 

DREARY

DEFINITION:
Causing unhappiness or gloom: not warm or cheerful.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Forecasters were calling for a dreary Sunday with dense fog in northern parts of the state through noon and a mixture of rain and snow turning to mostly snow by the afternoon, with as much as an inch of accumulation possible.
The Chicago Tribune, 12/02/2019

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. Antibody

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

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables


2. Renegade

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

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night


3. Divulge

To proclaim publicly

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

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.


4. Outrageous

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

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

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm


5. Solstice

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

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

To condescend to give or grant


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