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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 

PROMENADE

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

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
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. Orthography

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

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

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

To modify, as by shortening or simplifying or by skewing the content in a certain manner.


2. Respiration

To modify, as by shortening or simplifying or by skewing the content in a certain manner.

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

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


3. Totalitarian

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

Very talkative; garrulous.

A product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away; debris.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable


4. Chicanery

A product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away; debris.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

Deception by trickery or sophistry.


5. Precipitous

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

A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.


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