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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. Recapitulate

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

To bring under control; conquer.

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

2. Inculcate

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

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.

To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill.

A diligent, dependable worker.

3. Quotidian

Everyday; commonplace.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

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

4. Reparation

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

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

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

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

5. Taxonomy

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

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

Division into ordered groups or categories.

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.

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