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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 

ERRATICALLY

DEFINITION:
In a way that is not regular, certain, or expected.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Police officers said he was acting erratically and posed an “immediate threat,” according to the incident report.
The Orlando Sentinel, 05/20/2024

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

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

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

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


2. Hypotenuse

A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

Tumultuous; stormy.

Very talkative; garrulous.


3. Abstemious

The lowest point

Eating and drinking in moderation.

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.

Clear to the understanding.


4. Bellicose

Clear to the understanding.

To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.


5. Deleterious

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

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

Of or relating to money


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