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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 

GRAPPLE

DEFINITION:
To try to overcome or engage in a struggle.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
It’s been nearly one month since the catastrophic Coyote Creek flooding, but the repairs have just begun for most residents, who are left to grapple with mounting repair bills, unstable housing situations, severe health risks and an overwhelming resentment toward city and Santa Clara Valley Water District officials they felt could’ve done more.
The San Jose Mercury News, 03/20/2017

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. Metamorphosis

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.

A product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away; debris.

A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.


2. Impeach

Not interesting; dull:

To make an accusation against.

To show servile deference.

A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:


3. Bellicose

To seize another’s place, authority, or possession wrongfully.

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.


4. Vehement

Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane.

Lacking social polish; tactless.

To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority.

Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid.


5. Hemoglobin

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

A diligent, dependable worker.

The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.

Of or relating to money


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