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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 

QUASHED

DEFINITION:
To put an end to or destroy. To officially say that something is not to be accepted.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Gohmert seemed to refer to the idea that solar flares are causing widespread climate change, a claim scientists have repeatedly quashed.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 06/14/2021

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

Bowdlerize

Hubris

Deciduous

Equinox


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

Notarize

Lugubrious

Sanguine

Wrought


3. Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

Wrought

Suffragist

Acumen

Gamete


4. Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid.

Abstemious

Vehement

Orthography

Oxidize


5. A part, portion, or share.

Moiety

Precipitous

Incontrovertible

Expurgate


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