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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 

DREARY

DEFINITION:
Causing unhappiness or gloom: not warm or cheerful.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Forecasters were calling for a dreary Sunday with dense fog in northern parts of the state through noon and a mixture of rain and snow turning to mostly snow by the afternoon, with as much as an inch of accumulation possible.
The Chicago Tribune, 12/02/2019

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. Euro

Put together; created.

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

To seize another’s place, authority, or possession wrongfully.


2. Hemoglobin

Not interesting; dull:

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

The iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.


3. Acumen

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

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

To bring under control; conquer.

To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.


4. Lexicon

To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.

To renounce under oath; forswear.

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

A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:


5. Notarize

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

Having a bad disposition; surly.

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.


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