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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 


Tending or threatening to lay to waste or overwhelm.

The Secret Service on Thursday published a national school safety guide that urged districts to take major steps in the wake of continuing school shootings, like February’s devastating attack that killed 17 in Parkland, Fla.
The Dayton Daily News, 07/16/2018

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. Obsequious


Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

To bring under control; conquer.

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

2. Parabola

The lowest point

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

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

A system of names used in an art or science:

3. Soliloquy

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.

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.

4. Thermodynamics

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

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

5. Precipitous

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

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

Division into ordered groups or categories.

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

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