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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 


Of, relating to, or financially supported by one or more church parishes. Of or relating to parochial schools.

He’s also learned what to do in the event that an armed intruder shows up at the North Center parochial school, which recently spent nearly $90,000 on a security system designed to quickly notify police if an active shooter is on church or school premises.
The Chicago Tribune, 09/17/2018

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. Loquacious

Very talkative; garrulous.

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

2. Circumlocution

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

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

The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.

A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

3. Incontrovertible

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

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

Eating and drinking in moderation.

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

4. Euro

To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill.

A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

5. Ziggurat

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

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

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

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

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