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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

ERRATICALLY

DEFINITION:
In a way that is not regular, certain, or expected.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Police officers said he was acting erratically and posed an “immediate threat,” according to the incident report.
The Orlando Sentinel, 05/20/2024

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

Hypotenuse

Fatuous

Thermodynamics

Parabola


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

Chromosome

Bowdlerize

Quasar

Tautology


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

Xenophobe

Bellicose

Irony

Respiration


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

Totalitarian

Expurgate

Feckless

Tectonic


5. To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.

Churlish

Gerrymander

Euro

Auspicious


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