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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 

APOCALYPSE

DEFINITION:
A prophetic revelation, especially concerning a cataclysm in which the forces of good permanently triumph over the forces of evil. Any universal or widespread destruction or disaster.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“She’s posing with guns and talking about the apocalypse.”
The Denver Post, 09/19/2022

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. Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.

Laissez faire

Abstemious

Circumnavigate

Oligarchy


2. Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

Kinetic

Lexicon

Incontrovertible

Gauche


3. Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

Incontrovertible

Gauche

Diffident

Sanguine


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

Nanotechnology

Reparation

Chromosome

Yeoman


5. The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

Parabola

Tectonic

Usurp

Hypotenuse


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