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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 


Impossible to ever understand, often because it is very strange or complicated.

"Honest work was never demanded of him, and no matter how badly he failed, he was rewarded in ways that are almost unfathomable."
The Los Angeles Times, 07/13/2020

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. Incognito

The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.

Having one’s true identity concealed.

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

To renounce under oath; forswear.

2. Vortex

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.

Clear to the understanding.

3. Abrogate

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

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

To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority.

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

4. Lugubrious

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid.

Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.

The lowest point

5. Epiphany

Of or relating to money

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.

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