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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 

SPECULATE

DEFINITION:
To indulge in conjectural thought.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Asked Sunday morning whether wind speeds could have contributed to the crash, Bradley said he would “not begin to speculate.”
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 02/12/2018

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. Feckless

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units,

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.


2. Hubris

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.

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

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.


3. Facetious

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

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

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

Playfully jocular; humorous


4. Reparation

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

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

Tumultuous; stormy.

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.


5. Taxonomy

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

To renounce under oath; forswear.

Division into ordered groups or categories.

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.


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