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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

COMMODITY

DEFINITION:
An article of trade or commerce, especially a product as distinguished from a service. Something of use, advantage, or value.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Proponents contend subjugating nature as a commodity, used to satisfy human demands, is leading to disaster as the climate warms, and they’re pressing for a new paradigm.
The Denver Post, 07/26/2021

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. Auspicious

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.


2. Vacuous

A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

Architectural.

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.


3. Evanescent

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.


4. Usurp

A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.

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

To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.

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


5. Ziggurat

To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate.

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

Of the same or similar nature or kind

Having one’s true identity concealed.


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