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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 


A means of connection; tie; link.

“We know that members of the militia groups that were present on Jan. 6 have stated their desire that they want to blow up the Capitol and kill as many members as possible, with a direct nexus to the State of the Union,” Pittman said during her testimony.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution, 02/01/2021

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. Abstemious

Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid.

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

Eating and drinking in moderation.

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

2. Auspicious

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

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

3. Tempestuous

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

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

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

Tumultuous; stormy.

4. Lugubrious

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

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

Having one’s true identity concealed.

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

5. Irony

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.

A system of names used in an art or science:

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