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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 


Carried or transported or transmitted by the thing specified.

The Boston Public Health Commission is warning of a dangerous rat-borne disease that puts the homeless at “high risk” as the rodent population and encampments boom side by side in Mass and Cass.
The Boston Herald, 10/18/2021

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.

To show servile deference.

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

2. Circumnavigate

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

To proceed completely around:

Division into ordered groups or categories.

3. Equinox

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.

Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.

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

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

4. Lugubrious

Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.

Of or relating to money

The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.

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

5. Circumlocution

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

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.

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