Words in the News

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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

SPOUTING

DEFINITION:
Expressing views or ideas in a lengthy, declamatory, and unreflective way

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
On Saturday, speakers at the For God and Country Patriot Double Down event riled the couple hundred people who showed up to the Ahern Hotel by spouting unfounded claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election and casting doubt on COVID-19 vaccines.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 10/25/2021

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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. Evanescent

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

A part, portion, or share.

Architectural.

Lacking social polish; tactless.


2. Irony

Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid.

The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.

Eating and drinking in moderation.

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


3. Soliloquy

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

To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate.

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

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.


4. Omnipotent

To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.

Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

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


5. Lucid

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

To show servile deference.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

Clear to the understanding.


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