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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 

SPECULATE

DEFINITION:
To indulge in conjectural thought.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Asked Sunday morning whether wind speeds could have contributed to the crash, Bradley said he would “not begin to speculate.”
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 02/12/2018

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. Lucid

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

Clear to the understanding.

Of the same or similar nature or kind

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


2. Precipitous

Eating and drinking in moderation.

The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

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


3. Churlish

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

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

Having a bad disposition; surly.

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


4. Epiphany

Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth:

To show servile deference.

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.

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.


5. Laissez faire

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

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


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