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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 


False information that is spread, regardless of whether there is intent to mislead.

GoFundMe has joined a growing list of social media companies cracking down on anti-vaccination propaganda to help stop the spread of misinformation.
The Chicago Tribune, 03/25/2019

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. Circumlocution

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

A system of names used in an art or science:

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

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

2. Precipitous

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

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

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

Of or relating to money

3. Bowdlerize

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

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

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

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

4. Inculcate

An extremely distant, and thus old, celestial object whose power output is several thousand times that of our entire galaxy.

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

Having one’s true identity concealed.

The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.

5. Vehement

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

Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.

Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid.

To proceed completely around:

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