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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 come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity. To become known.

Defense lawyers in Wisconsin have said the success or failure of a courtroom self-defense claim could hinge on questions about the teen’s actions before he fired and details that have yet to emerge.
The Chicago Tribune, 09/28/2020

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. Abstemious

A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

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

Eating and drinking in moderation.

2. Yeoman

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

A diligent, dependable worker.

3. Vehement

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

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

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

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

4. Vortex

The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.

To show servile deference.

A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

5. Epiphany

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

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

A product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away; debris.

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