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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 


Very loyal and committed in attitude; constant, faithful, resolute, or steadfast.

Although Grassley has remained a staunch conservative, he at times disagreed with former Republican President Donald Trump.
The Dubuque Telegraph Herald, 09/27/2021

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. Parabola

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

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

To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.

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

2. Nadir

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

The lowest point

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

To seize another’s place, authority, or possession wrongfully.

3. Circumlocution

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

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

A system of names used in an art or science:

A diligent, dependable worker.

4. Subjugate

A diligent, dependable worker.

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

To bring under control; conquer.

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

5. Filibuster

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.

To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.

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