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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 


Showing appreciation or gratitude.

“I want them to be appreciative,” Trump said Friday after the White House announced that he would be using the powers granted to him under the Korean War-era Defense Production Act to try to compel auto giant General Motors to produce ventilators.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 03/30/2020

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. Deleterious

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

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

To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

2. Vehement

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

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.

Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.

Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid.

3. Precipitous

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

To proceed completely around:

The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.

4. Pecuniary

The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.

To bring under control; conquer.

Of or relating to money

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

5. Orthography

Very talkative; garrulous.

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

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

Put together; created.

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