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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 

BEWILDERED

DEFINITION:
Deeply or utterly confused or perplexed.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Even the agency’s top official is bewildered by how Piney Point was ever allowed to become a dump site run by an inexperienced private company.
The Tampa Bay Times, 04/19/2021

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. Kinetic

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

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

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.


2. Gamete

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.

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

Not interesting; dull:

Having a bad disposition; surly.


3. Soliloquy

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.

Division into ordered groups or categories.

The science and technology of building electronic circuits and devices from single atoms and molecules.

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.


4. Vehement

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

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

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

Eating and drinking in moderation.


5. Notarize

Eating and drinking in moderation.

To bring under control; conquer.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.


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