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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 


The quality of being clear and easy to understand.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said he’s seen little clarity on basic questions: whether there would still be a police department and if so, whether Medaria Arradondo, the city’s first black chief, would continue to lead it.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 06/29/2020

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. Auspicious

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

2. Loquacious

Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units,

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

Very talkative; garrulous.

Of or relating to money

3. Oxidize

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

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

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

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.

4. Acumen

An extremely distant, and thus old, celestial object whose power output is several thousand times that of our entire galaxy.

Put together; created.

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

5. Respiration

Logical incongruity

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

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