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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 


Marked by a sharp division, as of a population or group, into opposing factions.

Well, maybe not quite that many, but the numbers have been trending upward in recent years as legislators and large blocs of voters are struggling to find their place in an increasingly polarized political environment.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 11/23/2020

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. Tariff

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

A schedule of prices or fees.

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

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

2. Recede

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

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

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

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

3. Fallacy

Sharing the same opinions or views; being in complete harmony or accord.

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

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

4. Zoology

Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

5. Cower

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.

To cringe in fear

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

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

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