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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. Respiration

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

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

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

Of or relating to money

2. Enervate

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

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

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

3. Reparation

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

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.

4. Vortex

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

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

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

5. Photosynthesis

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

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.

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