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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 


Tending or threatening to lay to waste or overwhelm.

The Secret Service on Thursday published a national school safety guide that urged districts to take major steps in the wake of continuing school shootings, like February’s devastating attack that killed 17 in Parkland, Fla.
The Dayton Daily News, 07/16/2018

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. Winnow

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

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

To make an accusation against.

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

2. Lexicon

A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:

Very talkative; garrulous.

Division into ordered groups or categories.

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

3. Metamorphosis

Division into ordered groups or categories.

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

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

A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.

4. Filibuster

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

A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

The lowest point

5. Kowtow

Not interesting; dull:

To show servile deference.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

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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