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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 


Orderly; logically connected; consistent.

“He was very coherent,” Hamilton said.
The Denver Post, 06/18/2018

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. Omnipotent

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

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

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

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

2. Temblor

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

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

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

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

3. Hubris

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.

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

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

4. Winnow

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

The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.

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

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

5. Quasar

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

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

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

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

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