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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

DILAPIDATED

DEFINITION:
A state of disrepair or ruin as a result of age or neglect.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Before the shooting on Monday, 35 people worked at the California Terra Garden and some of them lived in a collection of dilapidated trailers and make-shift homes, where they paid $300 a month in rent, according to a company spokesperson.
The San Jose Mercury News, 01/30/2023

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. The science and technology of building electronic circuits and devices from single atoms and molecules.

Nanotechnology

Diffident

Bellicose

Expurgate


2. Lacking social polish; tactless.

Gauche

Parabola

Vortex

Inculcate


3. Eating and drinking in moderation.

Inculcate

Unctuous

Abstemious

Lexicon


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

Plasma

Mitosis

Vehement

Irony


5. Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

Auspicious

Totalitarian

Precipitous

Lugubrious


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