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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 

RIPTIDE

DEFINITION:
A particularly strong tidal current. A rip current which may carry a swimmer offshore (the term rip tide used in this sense is a misnomer).

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Mariners are urged to take caution as Hurricane Jose causes high seas and potentially dangerous riptides off Cape Cod and Nantucket, the National Weather Service said.
The Boston Globe, 09/18/2017

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. Metamorphosis

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

A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.


2. Hubris

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.


3. Vacuous

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

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

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.


4. Nomenclature

A system of names used in an art or science:

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.

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


5. Chromosome

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

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

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

To show servile deference.


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