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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 

WINDCHILL

DEFINITION:
The apparent temperature felt on the exposed human body owing to the combination of temperature and wind speed.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Forecasters said windchills could drop as low as 30 degrees below zero Sunday night through Monday morning.
The Boston Globe, 01/21/2019

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. Impeach

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

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

To make an accusation against.

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.


2. Homogeneous

Of the same or similar nature or kind

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

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

Playfully jocular; humorous


3. Wrought

Playfully jocular; humorous

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

Put together; created.

A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.


4. Omnipotent

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

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

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


5. Diffident

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

To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority.

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

The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.


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