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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 

DAUNTING

DEFINITION:
Seeming difficult to deal with in prospect; intimidating.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Following a backlash from neighbors, city workers are recommending that San Jose back down from a proposal to build tiny homes for homeless residents on a controversial piece of land across the street from an elementary school — the latest indication of the daunting difficulties in combating homelessness.
The San Jose Mercury News, 09/26/2022

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. Notarize

To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.

Of the same or similar nature or kind

Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid.


2. Parabola

Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth:

A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.

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

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary


3. Yeoman

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

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

A diligent, dependable worker.

Deception by trickery or sophistry.


4. Omnipotent

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

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

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.


5. Fatuous

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

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

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

Not interesting; dull:


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