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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 


Seeming difficult to deal with in prospect; intimidating.

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. Antebellum

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

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

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

2. Belie

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

Playfully jocular; humorous

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

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

3. Infrastructure

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

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

To make an accusation against.

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

4. Contradiction

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

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

Logical incongruity

The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.

5. Auspicious

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.

To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate.

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

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