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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

RESTRAIN

DEFINITION:
Prevent (someone or something) from doing something; keep under control or within limits.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Howard County’s school superintendent called an incident captured on video Thursday showing staff restraining and hitting a student in the Howard High School cafeteria “upsetting” and said police and school officials are investigating.
The Baltimore Sun, 12/06/2021

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. Enervate

To bring under control; conquer.

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

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.


2. Nadir

To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

The lowest point


3. Hypotenuse

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.

Of or relating to money

Lacking social polish; tactless.

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.


4. Vacuous

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

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


5. Obsequious

A part, portion, or share.

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

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.


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