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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 


Provoking horror; horrible.

“We all watched the horrific death of George Floyd on video as witnesses begged the police officer to take him to the police car and get off his neck,” read the statement from attorney Benjamin Crump, who also represents the families of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, two African-Americans killed in recent high-profile incidents.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 06/01/2020

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. Immune

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

One that takes in everything available, as with the mind.

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

2. Embargo

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

A rebirth or revival.

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation

A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.

3. Formidable

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

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

A treeless area between the icecap and the tree line of Arctic regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation

4. Bizarre

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

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

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.

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

5. Kilometer

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).

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