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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 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 

OUTLANDISH

DEFINITION:
Something bizarre or ridiculously out-of-the-ordinary. Very odd, strange, or peculiar; fantastic.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
At first, the question about the scam, as it was posed to Healy earlier this month, seemed too outlandish to be true.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 10/21/2019

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

Abrogate

Churlish

Nihilism

Gerrymander


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

Temblor

Oligarchy

Respiration

Evanescent


3. Of the same or similar nature or kind

Evanescent

Vehement

Homogeneous

Photosynthesis


4. To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.

Diffident

Oxidize

Reparation

Totalitarian


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

Totalitarian

Acumen

Plasma

Ziggurat


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