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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 


Characterized by fairness; just and right; impartial; unbiased.

The plan “is designed to provide an equitable distribution across the state with priority access going to our most vulnerable populations, front-line health care workers and first responders who directly interact with and treat COVID patients, as well as staff and residents in long-term care facilities," Pritzker said during his daily coronavirus news briefing.
The Chicago Tribune, 10/26/2020

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. Omnipotent

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

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

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

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

2. Fiduciary

Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid.

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

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.

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

3. Nihilism

Very talkative; garrulous.

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

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

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

4. Abstemious

A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.

Put together; created.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

Eating and drinking in moderation.

5. Vacuous

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

Division into ordered groups or categories.

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

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