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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 

RESERVOIR

DEFINITION:
A natural or artificial place where water is collected and stored for use, especially water for supplying a community, irrigating land, furnishing power, etc.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Colorado River is so strained amid population growth and a climate shift to hotter, drier conditions that federal water managers may declare an unprecedented “shortage” and cut releases from reservoirs.
The Denver Post, 08/20/2018

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. Hubris

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.


2. Epiphany

A part, portion, or share.

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

A system of names used in an art or science:


3. Nanotechnology

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

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.

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

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


4. Hemoglobin

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.

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

Very talkative; garrulous.


5. Acumen

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

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

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.

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.


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