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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 

RESERVOIR

DEFINITION:
A natural or artificial place where water is collected and stored for use, especially water for supplying a community, irrigating land, furnishing power, etc.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Colorado River is so strained amid population growth and a climate shift to hotter, drier conditions that federal water managers may declare an unprecedented “shortage” and cut releases from reservoirs.
The Denver Post, 08/20/2018

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. Bellicose

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

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

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.


2. Notarize

To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.

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

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable


3. Fiduciary

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

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

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

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


4. Tautology

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

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

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.


5. Deciduous

The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.

Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth:

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

A part, portion, or share.


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