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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 


Causing great horror; horribly repugnant; grisly.

The coordinated strike marked the second time in a year that Trump has used force against Assad, who U.S. officials believe has continued to test the West’s willingness to accept gruesome chemical attacks.
The Denver Post, 04/16/2018

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. Oligarchy

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

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.

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

2. Tautology

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

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

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.

3. Recapitulate

A diligent, dependable worker.

Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane.

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

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

4. Metamorphosis

A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

Clear to the understanding.

A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.

5. Antebellum

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

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

To modify, as by shortening or simplifying or by skewing the content in a certain manner.

An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women.

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