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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 


A paved public walk, typically one along a waterfront at a resort.

Gunfire erupted Friday morning near the Third Street promenade in Santa Monica when a guard carrying money from an armored truck shot at a man armed with a knife who police say tried to rob him.
The Los Angeles Times, 08/19/2019

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. Oxidize

Tumultuous; stormy.

Playfully jocular; humorous

To modify, as by shortening or simplifying or by skewing the content in a certain manner.

To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.

2. Pecuniary

The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.

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

Of or relating to money

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

3. Churlish

Having a bad disposition; surly.

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

4. Quotidian

Everyday; commonplace.

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

To proceed completely around:

The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.

5. Metamorphosis

The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.

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.

A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.

The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.

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