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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 

UNFATHOMABLE

DEFINITION:
Impossible to ever understand, often because it is very strange or complicated.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
"Honest work was never demanded of him, and no matter how badly he failed, he was rewarded in ways that are almost unfathomable."
The Los Angeles Times, 07/13/2020

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. Lugubrious

Architectural.

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

Not interesting; dull:

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


2. Expurgate

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

An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women.

Very talkative; garrulous.

To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.


3. Vehement

Very talkative; garrulous.

To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.

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

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


4. Oligarchy

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

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

Playfully jocular; humorous

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


5. Fiduciary

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

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

The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.

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


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