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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 


Provoking horror; horrible.

“We all watched the horrific death of George Floyd on video as witnesses begged the police officer to take him to the police car and get off his neck,” read the statement from attorney Benjamin Crump, who also represents the families of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, two African-Americans killed in recent high-profile incidents.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 06/01/2020

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. Hubris

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

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

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.

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

2. Orthography

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.

Put together; created.

Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

3. Evanescent

Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

4. Inculcate

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

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

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

Playfully jocular; humorous

5. Circumnavigate

To proceed completely around:

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

A part, portion, or share.

Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.

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