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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 unhappiness or gloom: not warm or cheerful.

Forecasters were calling for a dreary Sunday with dense fog in northern parts of the state through noon and a mixture of rain and snow turning to mostly snow by the afternoon, with as much as an inch of accumulation possible.
The Chicago Tribune, 12/02/2019

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. Metamorphosis

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

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.

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

2. Abjure

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

To renounce under oath; forswear.

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

3. Respiration

Division into ordered groups or categories.

A form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life,

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

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

4. Jejune

Playfully jocular; humorous

To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.

Not interesting; dull:

5. Lexicon

A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.

Clear to the understanding.

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

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

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