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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 


To put an end to or destroy. To officially say that something is not to be accepted.

Gohmert seemed to refer to the idea that solar flares are causing widespread climate change, a claim scientists have repeatedly quashed.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 06/14/2021

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. Temblor

Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane.

Not interesting; dull:

Eating and drinking in moderation.

A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.

2. Photosynthesis

The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

To make an accusation against.

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

3. Omnipotent

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

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

A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.

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

4. Incognito

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

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

Having one’s true identity concealed.

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

5. Tempestuous

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

Tumultuous; stormy.

The science and technology of building electronic circuits and devices from single atoms and molecules.

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

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