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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 

IMPROMPTU

DEFINITION:
Made or done without previous preparation;suddenly or hastily prepared;improvised.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The order even allows liquor stores and recreational cannabis dispensaries to remain open for business should the second week of impromptu homeschooling create an essential need.
The Chicago Tribune, 03/23/2020

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. Temblor

Having a bad disposition; surly.

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

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

To picture falsely; misrepresent.


2. Auspicious

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.


3. Notarize

A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.

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

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

To bring under control; conquer.


4. Kowtow

To bring under control; conquer.

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

A form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life,

To show servile deference.


5. Vehement

Very talkative; garrulous.

Of the same or similar nature or kind

Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid.

An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.


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