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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.

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. To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

Auspicious

Enervate

Oxidize

Soliloquy


2. Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

Chromosome

Reciprocal

Circumlocution

Nihilism


3. Eating and drinking in moderation.

Omnipotent

Hubris

Abstemious

Deleterious


4. The iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates.

Hemoglobin

Enfranchise

Gauche

Tempestuous


5. A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

Gauche

Tempestuous

Respiration

Ziggurat


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This Week's Word In The News 

RENDITION

DEFINITION:
An interpretation, as of a role or a piece of music.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Lizbet Martínez, the Cuban rafter girl who warmed the hearts of U.S. Coast Guard officers and many others across the nation 20 years ago with her rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner, still has the violin that made her famous.
The Miami Herald, 09/01/2014