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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 


The apparent temperature felt on the exposed human body owing to the combination of temperature and wind speed.

Forecasters said windchills could drop as low as 30 degrees below zero Sunday night through Monday morning.
The Boston Globe, 01/21/2019

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. Quasar

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.

Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth:

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

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

2. Tautology

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

3. Vortex

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

4. Subjugate

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

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

To renounce under oath; forswear.

To bring under control; conquer.

5. Epiphany

The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.

To show servile deference.

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

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

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