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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 

PERCUSSIVE

DEFINITION:
Characterized by percussion; caused by or related to the action of striking or pounding something.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Enter the huge building that houses the Excavation Engineering and Earth Mechanics Institute at the Colorado School of Mines, walk past the massive tunnel-boring machine, rotary and percussive drills, and you’ll get a glimpse of the new frontier of development — space resources.
The Denver Post, 03/18/2019

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. Inculcate

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

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

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

To bring under control; conquer.


2. Infrastructure

Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.

A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.

Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid.

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


3. Abrogate

Clear to the understanding.

A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority.


4. Winnow

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

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

Having one’s true identity concealed.

A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.


5. Reparation

Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.

The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

An extremely distant, and thus old, celestial object whose power output is several thousand times that of our entire galaxy.


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