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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. A system of names used in an art or science:

Fatuous

Nomenclature

Circumlocution

Recapitulate


2. Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

Recapitulate

Quotidian

Polymer

Sanguine


3. An extremely distant, and thus old, celestial object whose power output is several thousand times that of our entire galaxy.

Chicanery

Soliloquy

Quasar

Facetious


4. Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

Incontrovertible

Auspicious

Unctuous

Orthography


5. The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

Orthography

Acumen

Photosynthesis

Hypotenuse


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This Week's Word In The News 

DE RIGUEUR 

DEFINITION:
Strictly required, as by etiquette, usage, or fashion.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Multicourse meals based on a book’s theme is de rigueur for one group, while black authors and characters spark the discussion in another.
The Miami Herald, 11/24/2014