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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 


The act or process of decreasing: a reduction or curtailment

Denver epitomizes this diminishment of nature in the city, a trend worldwide with 55 percent of humanity living in urban areas and a projected 2.5 billion more people on the way by 2050.
The Denver Post, 01/14/2019

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. Hubris

To modify, as by shortening or simplifying or by skewing the content in a certain manner.

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

An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

2. Obsequious

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

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

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

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

3. Winnow

The lowest point

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

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

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

4. Totalitarian

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

A form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life,

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.

5. Chromosome

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

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

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