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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 


Antibiotics are medicines that treat infections by killing bacteria. Antibiotic resistance is when bacteria get used to an antibiotic and no longer respond to it.

McDonald’s on Tuesday announced steps to reduce the use of antibiotics in its global beef supply, a major commitment from the nation’s largest beef purchaser to address concerns about a rise in drug-resistant infections.
The Chicago Tribune, 12/17/2018

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. Enervate


Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

2. Laissez faire

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

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

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

3. Nanotechnology

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

Clear to the understanding.

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

To show servile deference.

4. Soliloquy

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

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.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

Of the same or similar nature or kind

5. Ziggurat

Of the same or similar nature or kind

A system of names used in an art or science:

To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate.

A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

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