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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 

STAUNCH

DEFINITION:
Very loyal and committed in attitude; constant, faithful, resolute, or steadfast.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Although Grassley has remained a staunch conservative, he at times disagreed with former Republican President Donald Trump.
The Dubuque Telegraph Herald, 09/27/2021

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. Hemoglobin

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

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

Division into ordered groups or categories.

The iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates.


2. Mitosis

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

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


3. Abrogate

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

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

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


4. Nadir

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

The lowest point

To show servile deference.

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


5. Lexicon

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

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

Lacking social polish; tactless.

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


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