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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 

DIRE

DEFINITION:
Causing or involving great fear or suffering; dreadful; terrible.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
As insulin prices have soared, some people have been forced to pursue alternatives such as seeking options from other countries, lower-quality products or rationing their supply of insulin, which can have dire consequences.
The Chicago Tribune, 01/27/2020

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. Lexicon

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

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

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

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.


2. Chicanery

Division into ordered groups or categories.

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

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

To proceed completely around:


3. Obsequious

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.


4. Interpolate

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

Of or relating to money

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.


5. Parameter

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.

Very talkative; garrulous.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary


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