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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 

ENGULF

DEFINITION:
To swallow up in or as in a gulf; overwhelm.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A man was killed after his speeding Tesla crashed and became engulfed in flames at the intersection of West Las Positas Boulevard and Hacienda Drive in Pleasanton, police say.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 01/20/2020

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. Toxin

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

The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.

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

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.


2. Salmonella

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

Having a backbone or spinal column.

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

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


3. Rainforest

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

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

Being without or almost without hope

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


4. Solstice

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

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

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder


5. Repose

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

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

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


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