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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 


Provoking horror; horrible.

“We all watched the horrific death of George Floyd on video as witnesses begged the police officer to take him to the police car and get off his neck,” read the statement from attorney Benjamin Crump, who also represents the families of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, two African-Americans killed in recent high-profile incidents.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 06/01/2020

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. Bellicose

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

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

2. Abrogate

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

To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority.

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

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

3. Deleterious

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

Clear to the understanding.

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

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

4. Hemoglobin

The iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates.

Put together; created.

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

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

5. Tempestuous

Tumultuous; stormy.

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

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

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

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