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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 


Tending or threatening to lay to waste or overwhelm.

The Secret Service on Thursday published a national school safety guide that urged districts to take major steps in the wake of continuing school shootings, like February’s devastating attack that killed 17 in Parkland, Fla.
The Dayton Daily News, 07/16/2018

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. Fiduciary

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

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

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

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

2. Polymer

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

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

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

The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.

3. Hubris

A system of names used in an art or science:

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

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

4. Acumen

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

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

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

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

5. Pecuniary

Of or relating to money

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

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

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

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