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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 


Overgrown or filled with mold; mildewed; musty; fusty; decaying; stale.

He did not specify the problems he saw, but other school officials said moldy classrooms, dirty walls and poorly functioning doors and windows were key concerns on the campus.
The Palm Beach Post, 06/24/2019

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. Antebellum

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

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

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

2. Equinox

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

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

Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.

To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.

3. Omnipotent

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.

Tumultuous; stormy.

Lacking social polish; tactless.

4. Euro

Lacking social polish; tactless.

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

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

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

5. Churlish

Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth:

Having a bad disposition; surly.

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

Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units,

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