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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 


A paved public walk, typically one along a waterfront at a resort.

Gunfire erupted Friday morning near the Third Street promenade in Santa Monica when a guard carrying money from an armored truck shot at a man armed with a knife who police say tried to rob him.
The Los Angeles Times, 08/19/2019

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. Plasma

To proceed completely around:

A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.

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

2. Soliloquy

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

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

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

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.

3. Fiduciary

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

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

A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.

An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women.

4. Antebellum

Tumultuous; stormy.

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

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

Division into ordered groups or categories.

5. Infrastructure

An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

To make an accusation against.

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

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