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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 


Lack of ability or capacity. Lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications.

Florida ? forever the land of hanging chads, marred by the stain of electoral incompetence ? found itself Saturday embroiled in a recount lollapalooza that recalled the presidential limbo of 18 years ago that made the state a national joke.
The Palm Beach Post, 11/12/2018

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. Lexicon

A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:


To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

2. Interpolate

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

To proceed completely around:

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

3. Soliloquy

The lowest point

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

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.

A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.

4. Deciduous

Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth:

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

Tumultuous; stormy.

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

5. Parabola

Tumultuous; stormy.

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

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

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

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