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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

BEWILDERED

DEFINITION:
Deeply or utterly confused or perplexed.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Even the agency’s top official is bewildered by how Piney Point was ever allowed to become a dump site run by an inexperienced private company.
The Tampa Bay Times, 04/19/2021

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. Gerrymander

To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.


2. Gauche

Playfully jocular; humorous

Lacking social polish; tactless.

Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid.

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.


3. Quotidian

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

Put together; created.

An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.

Everyday; commonplace.


4. Orthography

A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

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


5. Fiduciary

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

To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.

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

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.


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