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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 

SQUIRM

DEFINITION:
To feel or display discomfort or distress, as from reproof, embarrassment, pain, etc. To wriggle or writhe.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Trump squirmed Tuesday night when a retired chemical engineer asked him why he hasn’t pushed mask-wearing to slow the spread of coronavirus even as the pandemic death toll nears 200,000 Americans.
New York Daily News, 09/21/2020

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. Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

Bowdlerize

Quotidian

Evanescent

Precipitous


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

Incognito

Lugubrious

Nomenclature

Interpolate


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

Oxidize

Winnow

Euro

Hubris


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

Nadir

Temblor

Pecuniary

Kowtow


5. Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

Kowtow

Hypotenuse

Bellicose

Feckless


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