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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 

RESERVOIR

DEFINITION:
A natural or artificial place where water is collected and stored for use, especially water for supplying a community, irrigating land, furnishing power, etc.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Colorado River is so strained amid population growth and a climate shift to hotter, drier conditions that federal water managers may declare an unprecedented “shortage” and cut releases from reservoirs.
The Denver Post, 08/20/2018

Words in the News Quiz
5 High School Words

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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

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

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


2. Vacuous

To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

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


3. Acumen

To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.

To show servile deference.

Of the same or similar nature or kind

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.


4. Gauche

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

Lacking social polish; tactless.

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

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


5. Respiration

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

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.


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