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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

DAUNTING

DEFINITION:
Seeming difficult to deal with in prospect; intimidating.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Following a backlash from neighbors, city workers are recommending that San Jose back down from a proposal to build tiny homes for homeless residents on a controversial piece of land across the street from an elementary school — the latest indication of the daunting difficulties in combating homelessness.
The San Jose Mercury News, 09/26/2022

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

Filibuster

Lugubrious

Ziggurat

Kowtow


2. Of the same or similar nature or kind

Homogeneous

Sanguine

Nanotechnology

Feckless


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

Nanotechnology

Feckless

Enervate

Xenophobe


4. The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

Parabola

Taxonomy

Circumlocution

Reparation


5. Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.

Tempestuous

Quasar

Mitosis

Equinox


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