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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 


A condition of harmony; the quality or state of being made one

I know speaking of unity can sound to some like a foolish fantasy these days.
The San Jose Mercury News, 01/25/2021

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. Tempestuous

To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority.

Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.

Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.

Tumultuous; stormy.

2. Nadir

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

To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.

Of or relating to money

The lowest point

3. Hubris

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

To proceed completely around:

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

4. Nomenclature

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

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

A system of names used in an art or science:

5. Thermodynamics

Having one’s true identity concealed.

Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid.

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

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

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