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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 


Confinement or imprisonment, usually for a short time.

A push to ban privatized immigration detention centers across Illinois is headed for Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk.
The Chicago Tribune, 05/20/2019

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. Feckless

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

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

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

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.

2. Pecuniary

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

Of or relating to money

Eating and drinking in moderation.

3. Soliloquy

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

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.

The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.

Clear to the understanding.

4. Hemoglobin

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

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

Very talkative; garrulous.

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

5. Jejune

Not interesting; dull:

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

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.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

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