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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 

EQUITABLE

DEFINITION:
Characterized by fairness; just and right; impartial; unbiased.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The plan “is designed to provide an equitable distribution across the state with priority access going to our most vulnerable populations, front-line health care workers and first responders who directly interact with and treat COVID patients, as well as staff and residents in long-term care facilities," Pritzker said during his daily coronavirus news briefing.
The Chicago Tribune, 10/26/2020

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. To modify, as by shortening or simplifying or by skewing the content in a certain manner.

Winnow

Nihilism

Bowdlerize

Abjure


2. Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

Reparation

Feckless

Circumlocution

Diffident


3. Very talkative; garrulous.

Diffident

Vehement

Epiphany

Loquacious


4. The iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates.

Abstemious

Hemoglobin

Enervate

Homogeneous


5. A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

Homogeneous

Hegemony

Quasar

Ziggurat


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