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Words in the News

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 

DEVASTATING

DEFINITION:
Tending or threatening to lay to waste or overwhelm.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Secret Service on Thursday published a national school safety guide that urged districts to take major steps in the wake of continuing school shootings, like February’s devastating attack that killed 17 in Parkland, Fla.
The Dayton Daily News, 07/16/2018

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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. The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.

Quasar

Deleterious

Hegemony

Nomenclature


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

Tectonic

Lugubrious

Diffident

Nanotechnology


3. Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

Unctuous

Bellicose

Circumlocution

Chromosome


4. Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

Feckless

Hypotenuse

Gerrymander

Expurgate


5. Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

Expurgate

Nihilism

Auspicious

Interpolate


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