Resources for Teachers and Students
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!
► To picture falsely; misrepresent.
► Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.
► Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.
► Deception by trickery or sophistry.
► Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.
► The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.
► To bring under control; conquer.
► The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.
► A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.
► The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.
► Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid.
► An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women.
► A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:
► Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.
► Lacking social polish; tactless.
► To proceed completely around:
► The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.
► The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.
► Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.
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