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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 

QUASHED

DEFINITION:
To put an end to or destroy. To officially say that something is not to be accepted.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Gohmert seemed to refer to the idea that solar flares are causing widespread climate change, a claim scientists have repeatedly quashed.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 06/14/2021

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. Supercilious

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units,


2. Wrought

Put together; created.

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

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.

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


3. Homogeneous

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

A product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away; debris.

Of the same or similar nature or kind

Of or relating to money


4. Omnipotent

Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane.

Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.

To proceed completely around:

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


5. Nomenclature

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

Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.

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

A system of names used in an art or science:


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