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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 

QUASHED

DEFINITION:
To put an end to or destroy. To officially say that something is not to be accepted.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Gohmert seemed to refer to the idea that solar flares are causing widespread climate change, a claim scientists have repeatedly quashed.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 06/14/2021

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. Cower

An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality.

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

To cringe in fear


2. Mosaic

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

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

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.

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.


3. Metaphor

An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze.

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

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

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.


4. Random

An embankment built to prevent flooding

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

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

A dense evergreen forest occupying a tropical region with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches.


5. Malignant

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.

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


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