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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 


Extremely dry because of hot weather or drought.

Patches of parched landscape have caused once-green golf courses to close and limited golf cart use, the Greeley Tribune reported.
The Denver Post, 02/18/2019

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. Suffragist

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

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

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

2. Sanguine

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

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

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

3. Vortex

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

A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.

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

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

4. Fiduciary

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

Logical incongruity

A system of names used in an art or science:

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.

5. Ziggurat

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

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

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

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

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