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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 


Causing or involving great fear or suffering; dreadful; terrible.

As insulin prices have soared, some people have been forced to pursue alternatives such as seeking options from other countries, lower-quality products or rationing their supply of insulin, which can have dire consequences.
The Chicago Tribune, 01/27/2020

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. Reciprocal

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

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

Not interesting; dull:

2. Feckless

Put together; created.

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

3. Inculcate

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

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.

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

4. Lugubrious

Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

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

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

5. Interpolate

A product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away; debris.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality

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.

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