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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 

COHERENT

DEFINITION:
Orderly; logically connected; consistent.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“He was very coherent,” Hamilton said.
The Denver Post, 06/18/2018

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. Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

Auspicious

Hubris

Circumlocution

Tectonic


2. The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

Abstemious

Hypotenuse

Totalitarian

Suffragist


3. Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

Xenophobe

Equinox

Reciprocal

Respiration


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

Impeach

Winnow

Ziggurat

Abjure


5. A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

Temblor

Paradigm

Epiphany

Bellicose


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