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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 


Causing or involving great fear or suffering; dreadful; terrible.

As insulin prices have soared, some people have been forced to pursue alternatives such as seeking options from other countries, lower-quality products or rationing their supply of insulin, which can have dire consequences.
The Chicago Tribune, 01/27/2020

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. Feckless

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

Very talkative; garrulous.

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

The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.

2. Inculcate

The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.

Having a bad disposition; surly.

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

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

3. Impeach

The science and technology of building electronic circuits and devices from single atoms and molecules.

To make an accusation against.

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

To modify, as by shortening or simplifying or by skewing the content in a certain manner.

4. Incontrovertible

To seize another’s place, authority, or possession wrongfully.

Eating and drinking in moderation.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

5. Contradiction

Logical incongruity

The iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates.

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

Division into ordered groups or categories.

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