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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 

PERCUSSIVE

DEFINITION:
Characterized by percussion; caused by or related to the action of striking or pounding something.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Enter the huge building that houses the Excavation Engineering and Earth Mechanics Institute at the Colorado School of Mines, walk past the massive tunnel-boring machine, rotary and percussive drills, and you’ll get a glimpse of the new frontier of development — space resources.
The Denver Post, 03/18/2019

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. Sanguine

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

Put together; created.

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.


2. Vortex

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.

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

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


3. Incognito

Having one’s true identity concealed.

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

Of the same or similar nature or kind

Eating and drinking in moderation.


4. Omnipotent

Of the same or similar nature or kind

Eating and drinking in moderation.

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

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


5. Pecuniary

Of or relating to money

A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

A form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life,

To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate.


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