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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 


To become white or pale. Coral bleaching is the process when corals become white due to loss of symbiotic algae and photosynthetic pigments.

If water temperatures remain above 84 degrees for a significant period, corals will begin to experience stress and start to bleach.
The Key West Citizen, 06/24/2024

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. Lucid

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

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

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

Clear to the understanding.

2. Hypotenuse

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

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

Eating and drinking in moderation.

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.

3. Kinetic

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

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

Division into ordered groups or categories.

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

4. Hubris

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

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

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

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

5. Totalitarian

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

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

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

A form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life,

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