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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 


To put an end to or destroy. To officially say that something is not to be accepted.

Gohmert seemed to refer to the idea that solar flares are causing widespread climate change, a claim scientists have repeatedly quashed.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 06/14/2021

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. Equinox

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

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.

Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.

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

2. Hypotenuse

Logical incongruity

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

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth:

3. Unctuous

Put together; created.

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

The lowest point

Having a bad disposition; surly.

4. Enervate

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

Tumultuous; stormy.

The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.

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

5. Abrogate

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

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

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

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

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