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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 


Expressing views or ideas in a lengthy, declamatory, and unreflective way

On Saturday, speakers at the For God and Country Patriot Double Down event riled the couple hundred people who showed up to the Ahern Hotel by spouting unfounded claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election and casting doubt on COVID-19 vaccines.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 10/25/2021

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. Unctuous

Eating and drinking in moderation.

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

Everyday; commonplace.

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

2. Totalitarian

To proceed completely around:

A form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life,

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

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

3. Precipitous

A product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away; debris.

To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units,

4. Hypotenuse

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

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.

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

A part, portion, or share.

5. Incontrovertible

A part, portion, or share.

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

To renounce under oath; forswear.

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