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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 


Pertaining to meteorology or to phenomena of the atmosphere or weather.

The high-tech and meteorological communities of Colorado make the area an excellent place to do business, Platzer added.
The Boulder Daily Camera, 09/24/2018

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. Abrogate

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

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

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

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

2. Enervate

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

To bring under control; conquer.

A diligent, dependable worker.

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

3. Xenophobe

Lacking social polish; tactless.

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

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

Eating and drinking in moderation.

4. Totalitarian

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.

A form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life,

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

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

5. Soliloquy

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

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.

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

Having one’s true identity concealed.

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