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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. Lugubrious

Very talkative; garrulous.

Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.

To seize another’s place, authority, or possession wrongfully.

Not interesting; dull:


2. Metamorphosis

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.

A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.


3. Laissez faire

The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.

A part, portion, or share.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

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


4. Auspicious

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

A diligent, dependable worker.

A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality


5. Hemoglobin

A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality

To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.

Having a bad disposition; surly.

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


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