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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 


To indulge in conjectural thought.

Asked Sunday morning whether wind speeds could have contributed to the crash, Bradley said he would “not begin to speculate.”
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 02/12/2018

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. Symbiosis

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings

2. Divulge

To proclaim publicly

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

3. Despondent

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

Being without or almost without hope

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

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

4. Analogy

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

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

5. Guru

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

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

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