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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 phase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to it's overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 


An act or instance of rising in revolt, rebellion, or resistance against civil authority or an established government.

he president also threatened to invoke the insurrection Act of 1807 to deploy federal troops to quell the protests.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 06/08/2020

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. Orthography

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.

2. Circumlocution

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.

3. Xenophobe

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

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

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

Logical incongruity

4. Kowtow

A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality

To show servile deference.

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

5. Quasar

Division into ordered groups or categories.

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

An extremely distant, and thus old, celestial object whose power output is several thousand times that of our entire galaxy.

An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women.

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