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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 

SPECULATE

DEFINITION:
To indulge in conjectural thought.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
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. Abstemious

Eating and drinking in moderation.

To make an accusation against.

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.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.


2. Lexicon

Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.

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

To show servile deference.

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.


3. Temblor

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

Tumultuous; stormy.

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

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


4. Nihilism

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

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

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

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.


5. Loquacious

A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.

Very talkative; garrulous.

To bring under control; conquer.

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


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