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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 


Of, relating to, or financially supported by one or more church parishes. Of or relating to parochial schools.

He’s also learned what to do in the event that an armed intruder shows up at the North Center parochial school, which recently spent nearly $90,000 on a security system designed to quickly notify police if an active shooter is on church or school premises.
The Chicago Tribune, 09/17/2018

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. Quotidian

A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.

To make an accusation against.

Everyday; commonplace.

Very talkative; garrulous.

2. Tempestuous

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

Tumultuous; stormy.

Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.

The iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates.

3. Evanescent

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

4. Vortex

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

Having one’s true identity concealed.

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

Of the same or similar nature or kind

5. Enfranchise

To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.

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

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

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

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