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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 

JIHAD

DEFINITION:
An Arabic word meaning striving or struggling. In Islam, it is “striving in the path of God.” It is often used to refer to a "holy war" or a vigorous campaign against perceived foes.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Top leaders of the Illinois Republican Party launched an effort at damage control Sunday after a social media post echoed President Donald Trump’s criticism of four Democratic congresswoman and went further, referring to them in a movie-type poster of being a “jihad squad” and contending they believe any criticism is racist.
The Chicago Tribune, 07/22/2019

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. Impertinent

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.

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

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal


2. Tumult

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 arrangement of events in time

Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.


3. Hologram

The distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year.

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

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.


4. Accentuate

To stress or emphasize; intensify

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

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.


5. Omnivore

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.

A proportional part or share.

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


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