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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 

DIRE

DEFINITION:
Causing or involving great fear or suffering; dreadful; terrible.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
As insulin prices have soared, some people have been forced to pursue alternatives such as seeking options from other countries, lower-quality products or rationing their supply of insulin, which can have dire consequences.
The Chicago Tribune, 01/27/2020

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. Incognito

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

Having one’s true identity concealed.

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

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.


2. Interpolate

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

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

Tumultuous; stormy.


3. Abrogate

Tumultuous; stormy.

Put together; created.

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

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


4. Laissez faire

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.

Of the same or similar nature or kind

A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality

Noninterference in the affairs of others.


5. Soliloquy

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

Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid.

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

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.


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