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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 

ASYLUM

DEFINITION:
A refuge granted by a sovereign state to a person who has been persecuted in their own country.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
It was intended to provide guidance on the agency’s new interpretation of asylum law, which sought to make it harder for victims of domestic violence or gang violence to qualify for asylum in the U.S.
The Denver Post, 10/22/2018

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. Totalitarian

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

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

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

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


2. Omnipotent

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

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

The lowest point

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


3. Contradiction

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

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

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

Logical incongruity


4. Abstemious

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

Eating and drinking in moderation.

Very talkative; garrulous.

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.


5. Reparation

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.


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