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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 


A principle or belief honored by a person or, more often, a group of people.

Bloomberg’s plan focuses on five basic tenets: requiring more effective background checks, keeping guns out of the wrong hands, banning assault weapons, spending more on enforcement of gun laws and violence intervention programs, and repealing the 2005 law that granted broad legal immunity to gun manufacturers whose products are used in a shooting.
The Denver Post, 12/09/2019

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. Tempestuous

Tumultuous; stormy.

Having a bad disposition; surly.

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

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

2. Antebellum

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

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

Very talkative; garrulous.

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

3. Nonsectarian

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

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.

4. Vehement

Of the same or similar nature or kind

To seize another’s place, authority, or possession wrongfully.

Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid.

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

5. Kinetic

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

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

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

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