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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 

CAPSULE

DEFINITION:
A capsule is a structure that contains something else, such as medicine. A space capsule is a spacecraft that uses a blunt-body vehicle to reenter the Earth's atmosphere without wings.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
It’s taken six years to forge SpaceX and NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, and on Sunday at 2:48 p.m., a capsule containing astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley splashed down off the coast of Pensacola.
The Chicago Tribune, 08/03/2020

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. Bellicose

Lacking social polish; tactless.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.


2. Quotidian

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

Everyday; commonplace.

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

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


3. Abstemious

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.

A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.

Eating and drinking in moderation.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable


4. Usurp

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

Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane.

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

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


5. Lucid

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

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

A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.

Clear to the understanding.


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