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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 

HORRIFIC

DEFINITION:
Provoking horror; horrible.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“We all watched the horrific death of George Floyd on video as witnesses begged the police officer to take him to the police car and get off his neck,” read the statement from attorney Benjamin Crump, who also represents the families of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, two African-Americans killed in recent high-profile incidents.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 06/01/2020

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. Ziggurat

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

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

Not interesting; dull:

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.


2. Vehement

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

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

To show servile deference.

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


3. Temblor

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

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

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.


4. Gauche

To bring under control; conquer.

Lacking social polish; tactless.

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.


5. Quasar

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.

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

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

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


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