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

DAUNTING

DEFINITION:
Seeming difficult to deal with in prospect; intimidating.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Following a backlash from neighbors, city workers are recommending that San Jose back down from a proposal to build tiny homes for homeless residents on a controversial piece of land across the street from an elementary school — the latest indication of the daunting difficulties in combating homelessness.
The San Jose Mercury News, 09/26/2022

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. Hubris

Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane.

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.


2. Polymer

Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units,

Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.

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

A part, portion, or share.


3. Reciprocal

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

A part, portion, or share.

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.


4. Paradigm

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

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

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

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


5. Parameter

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

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

A diligent, dependable worker.

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary


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