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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 


A prophetic revelation, especially concerning a cataclysm in which the forces of good permanently triumph over the forces of evil. Any universal or widespread destruction or disaster.

“She’s posing with guns and talking about the apocalypse.”
The Denver Post, 09/19/2022

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. Belie

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

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

2. Deleterious

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

A system of names used in an art or science:

An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women.

A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:

3. Chromosome

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

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

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.

4. Nadir

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

The lowest point

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

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

5. Xenophobe

To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.

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

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

To bring under control; conquer.

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