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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 


To indulge in conjectural thought.

Asked Sunday morning whether wind speeds could have contributed to the crash, Bradley said he would “not begin to speculate.”
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 02/12/2018

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. Reparation


The lowest point

To proceed completely around:

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

2. Temblor

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

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

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

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.

3. Obsequious

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

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.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

4. Oxidize

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

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

To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

5. Wrought

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

To seize another’s place, authority, or possession wrongfully.

Put together; created.

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

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