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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 

TRANSITIONAL

DEFINITION:
Relating to or characterized by transition; "adolescence is a transitional stage between childhood and adulthood"

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The 100 or so residents watching at The Crossing, a transitional shelter in northwest Denver, began to dance.
The Denver Post, 02/08/2016

Words in the News Quiz
5 High 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. Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

Quasar

Expurgate

Bellicose

Interpolate


2. The lowest point

Vehement

Filibuster

Nadir

Kowtow


3. Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid.

Nonsectarian

Diffident

Loquacious

Infrastructure


4. Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

Hemoglobin

Hubris

Chicanery

Yeoman


5. A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.

Parabola

Metamorphosis

Detritus

Photosynthesis


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