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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 


Causing great horror; horribly repugnant; grisly.

The coordinated strike marked the second time in a year that Trump has used force against Assad, who U.S. officials believe has continued to test the West’s willingness to accept gruesome chemical attacks.
The Denver Post, 04/16/2018

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. Quotidian

Everyday; commonplace.

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

Tumultuous; stormy.

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

2. Incognito

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

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

Having one’s true identity concealed.

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

3. Abstemious

A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.

The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.

Eating and drinking in moderation.

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

4. Winnow

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate.

To renounce under oath; forswear.

A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.

5. Lexicon

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

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

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

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