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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 


Tending or threatening to lay to waste or overwhelm.

The Secret Service on Thursday published a national school safety guide that urged districts to take major steps in the wake of continuing school shootings, like February’s devastating attack that killed 17 in Parkland, Fla.
The Dayton Daily News, 07/16/2018

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. Deleterious

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

2. Inculcate

A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality

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

Put together; created.

To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill.

3. Filibuster

The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

To proceed completely around:

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

4. Abrogate

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

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

Of the same or similar nature or kind

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

5. Churlish

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

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

Everyday; commonplace.

Having a bad disposition; surly.

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