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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 

MOLDY

DEFINITION:
Overgrown or filled with mold; mildewed; musty; fusty; decaying; stale.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He did not specify the problems he saw, but other school officials said moldy classrooms, dirty walls and poorly functioning doors and windows were key concerns on the campus.
The Palm Beach Post, 06/24/2019

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. Nanotechnology

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

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

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

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


2. Parabola

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

A part, portion, or share.

A system of names used in an art or science:

A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.


3. Gauche

Lacking social polish; tactless.

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.


4. Incontrovertible

A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.

To proceed completely around:

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable


5. Chromosome

Logical incongruity

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

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.

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


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