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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.
This Week's Word In The News 

DAUNTING

DEFINITION:
Seeming difficult to deal with in prospect; intimidating.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Following a backlash from neighbors, city workers are recommending that San Jose back down from a proposal to build tiny homes for homeless residents on a controversial piece of land across the street from an elementary school — the latest indication of the daunting difficulties in combating homelessness.
The San Jose Mercury News, 09/26/2022

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. Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

Precipitous

Recapitulate

Metamorphosis

Impeach


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

Respiration

Nanotechnology

Supercilious

Incontrovertible


3. Of or relating to money

Pecuniary

Expurgate

Parabola

Hypotenuse


4. An extremely distant, and thus old, celestial object whose power output is several thousand times that of our entire galaxy.

Hypotenuse

Xenophobe

Quasar

Oxidize


5. Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.

Paradigm

Mitosis

Vacuous

Antebellum


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