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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 


The act or process of giving out parts of a whole.

Under those same drought agreements, Nevada’s allocation would be cut to 270,000 acre-feet if Lake Mead were to fall to 1,025 feet.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 05/29/2023

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. Nomenclature

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

To make an accusation against.

A system of names used in an art or science:

The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.

2. Nihilism

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

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

Having one’s true identity concealed.

To renounce under oath; forswear.

3. Metamorphosis

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

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

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

The science and technology of building electronic circuits and devices from single atoms and molecules.

4. Reparation

The science and technology of building electronic circuits and devices from single atoms and molecules.

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

5. Moiety

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

A part, portion, or share.

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

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

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