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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 


Deeply or utterly confused or perplexed.

Even the agency’s top official is bewildered by how Piney Point was ever allowed to become a dump site run by an inexperienced private company.
The Tampa Bay Times, 04/19/2021

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. Feckless

To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill.

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

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

2. Contradiction

Logical incongruity

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

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

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

3. Abrogate

A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

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

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

4. Euro

A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

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

To bring under control; conquer.

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

5. Gauche

Clear to the understanding.

Eating and drinking in moderation.

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

Lacking social polish; tactless.

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