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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 

BEWILDERED

DEFINITION:
Deeply or utterly confused or perplexed.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Even the agency’s top official is bewildered by how Piney Point was ever allowed to become a dump site run by an inexperienced private company.
The Tampa Bay Times, 04/19/2021

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

Vehement

Totalitarian

Epiphany

Gerrymander


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

Gerrymander

Tautology

Bowdlerize

Euro


3. Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

Suffragist

Enervate

Nonsectarian

Auspicious


4. The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.

Usurp

Soliloquy

Facetious

Photosynthesis


5. The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

Belie

Chicanery

Circumnavigate

Circumlocution


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