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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 


Provoking horror; horrible.

“We all watched the horrific death of George Floyd on video as witnesses begged the police officer to take him to the police car and get off his neck,” read the statement from attorney Benjamin Crump, who also represents the families of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, two African-Americans killed in recent high-profile incidents.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 06/01/2020

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. Infrastructure

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

A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:

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

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

2. Vacuous

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

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

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

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

3. Impeach

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

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

To make an accusation against.

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

4. Oxidize

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.

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

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

To renounce under oath; forswear.

5. Photosynthesis

Everyday; commonplace.

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

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.

A part, portion, or share.

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