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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 


A paved public walk, typically one along a waterfront at a resort.

Gunfire erupted Friday morning near the Third Street promenade in Santa Monica when a guard carrying money from an armored truck shot at a man armed with a knife who police say tried to rob him.
The Los Angeles Times, 08/19/2019

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. Chromosome

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

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

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

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

2. Fatuous

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

Logical incongruity

3. Quotidian

Logical incongruity

To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate.

To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.

Everyday; commonplace.

4. Hypotenuse

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

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

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

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

5. Kowtow

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

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

To bring under control; conquer.

To show servile deference.

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