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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 


Insulin is a protein hormone that is used as a medication to treat high blood glucose.

Diabetics in Colorado who use insulin to control their blood sugar levels won’t pay more than $100 per month for the drug starting in January thanks to a bill signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday.
The Denver Post, 05/27/2019

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. Obsequious

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

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

2. Fiduciary

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

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

Tumultuous; stormy.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

3. Totalitarian

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

A form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life,

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

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

4. Bellicose

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

Logical incongruity

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

5. Nihilism

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

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

To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.

A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.

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