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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 

PROGRESSIVE

DEFINITION:
Promoting political or social reform usually through government action to improve the lot of the majority.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He also offered a thinly veiled suggestion that progressive priorities Warren and Sanders have pushed will struggle to gain appeal beyond a Democratic primary.
The Boston Globe, 11/18/2019

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. Nihilism

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

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

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

Not interesting; dull:


2. Parabola

A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.

The lowest point

Everyday; commonplace.

Tumultuous; stormy.


3. Bellicose

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

A product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away; debris.

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

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


4. Impeach

To make an accusation against.

To modify, as by shortening or simplifying or by skewing the content in a certain manner.

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

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.


5. Ziggurat

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

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.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

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


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