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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 

EPIDEMIOLOGIST

DEFINITION:
An epidemiologist is a doctor who specializes in the patterns of diseases that spread between people.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
All of the victims were adults, chief epidemiologist Jawaid Asghar said.
The Dallas Morning News, 01/22/2018

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. Auspicious

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

Of or relating to money


2. Nonsectarian

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.

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

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


3. Quasar

Eating and drinking in moderation.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

An extremely distant, and thus old, celestial object whose power output is several thousand times that of our entire galaxy.

Tumultuous; stormy.


4. Impeach

A system of names used in an art or science:

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

To make an accusation against.

Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid.


5. Taxonomy

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth:

Division into ordered groups or categories.

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.


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