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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 


Very well-known and important.

More than 400 people were detained in Russia while paying tribute to opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died at a remote Arctic penal colony, a prominent rights group reported Sunday.
The Los Angeles Times, 02/19/2024

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. Soliloquy

To show servile deference.

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

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.

A system of names used in an art or science:

2. Inculcate

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

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

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

3. Temblor

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

Everyday; commonplace.

Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane.

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

4. Lexicon

A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:

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

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

5. Circumnavigate

To proceed completely around:

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

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

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