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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 

WINDCHILL

DEFINITION:
The apparent temperature felt on the exposed human body owing to the combination of temperature and wind speed.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Forecasters said windchills could drop as low as 30 degrees below zero Sunday night through Monday morning.
The Boston Globe, 01/21/2019

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

Nanotechnology

Unctuous

Bellicose

Lugubrious


2. The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.

Winnow

Usurp

Polymer

Plasma


3. A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.

Equinox

Pecuniary

Fiduciary

Nihilism


4. Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

Detritus

Precipitous

Inculcate

Vortex


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

Mitosis

Ziggurat

Bowdlerize

Interpolate


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