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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 

DIRE

DEFINITION:
Causing or involving great fear or suffering; dreadful; terrible.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
As insulin prices have soared, some people have been forced to pursue alternatives such as seeking options from other countries, lower-quality products or rationing their supply of insulin, which can have dire consequences.
The Chicago Tribune, 01/27/2020

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. Thermodynamics

A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.

Put together; created.

Everyday; commonplace.

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.


2. Vortex

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.

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

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

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.


3. Hubris

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

Of or relating to money

To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.


4. Laissez faire

A product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away; debris.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

Playfully jocular; humorous

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


5. Reparation

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

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

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

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


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