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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 


Pertaining to meteorology or to phenomena of the atmosphere or weather.

The high-tech and meteorological communities of Colorado make the area an excellent place to do business, Platzer added.
The Boulder Daily Camera, 09/24/2018

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. Nihilism

Put together; created.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

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

2. Omnipotent

Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

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

3. Infrastructure

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

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

An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

4. Kowtow

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

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

To show servile deference.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

5. Fatuous

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

To make an accusation against.

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

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

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