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

Gauche

Antebellum

Diffident

Omnipotent


2. A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.

Churlish

Feckless

Soliloquy

Laissez faire


3. An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women.

Parabola

Chicanery

Deleterious

Suffragist


4. Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

Incontrovertible

Fiduciary

Paradigm

Incognito


5. To picture falsely; misrepresent.

Paradigm

Incognito

Facetious

Belie


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This Week's Word In The News 

IMPISH

DEFINITION:
Resembling an imp; mischievous.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Cocking her head with an impish grin, 6-year-old Francisca Ajtum gives her holiday voice a spin at home in Florida City.
The Miami Herald, 12/15/2014