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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

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5 High School Words

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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. Architectural.

Hemoglobin

Gauche

Abjure

Tectonic


2. Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid.

Epiphany

Moiety

Diffident

Churlish


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

Interpolate

Quasar

Antebellum

Temblor


4. To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.

Enfranchise

Omnipotent

Usurp

Supercilious


5. Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

Deciduous

Vacuous

Taxonomy

Nanotechnology


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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 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.