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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 

GRUESOME

DEFINITION:
Causing great horror; horribly repugnant; grisly.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The coordinated strike marked the second time in a year that Trump has used force against Assad, who U.S. officials believe has continued to test the West’s willingness to accept gruesome chemical attacks.
The Denver Post, 04/16/2018

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. Reciprocal

Having one’s true identity concealed.

Division into ordered groups or categories.

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.


2. Nanotechnology

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

The science and technology of building electronic circuits and devices from single atoms and molecules.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

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


3. Chromosome

To make an accusation against.

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

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

The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.


4. Detritus

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

A product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away; debris.

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

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


5. Facetious

To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill.

Playfully jocular; humorous

To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.

The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.


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