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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 


A person who controls the dogs that are pulling a sled.

mushers have reported a range of reasons for sitting out Alaska’s most famous sporting tradition.
The Anchorage Daily News, 12/12/2022

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. Temblor

Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units,

An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.

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

To renounce under oath; forswear.

2. Respiration

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

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

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

3. Jejune

Of or relating to money

A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.

Not interesting; dull:

The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.

4. Homogeneous

Of the same or similar nature or kind

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

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

5. Facetious

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill.

Playfully jocular; humorous

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