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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 

OUTLIER

DEFINITION:
Something that lies outside the main body or group that it is a part of. Someone who stands apart from others of his or her group, as by differing behavior or beliefs.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Shepard Smith, whose newscast on Fox News Channel seemed increasingly an outlier on a network dominated by supporters of President Trump, says he is leaving the network.
The Boston Globe, 10/14/2019

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. Oligarchy

Clear to the understanding.

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

Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.


2. Abrogate

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

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.

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.

Of the same or similar nature or kind


3. Paradigm

Of the same or similar nature or kind

Having a bad disposition; surly.

A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality

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


4. Contradiction

Put together; created.

Eating and drinking in moderation.

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

Logical incongruity


5. Irony

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

To make an accusation against.

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

Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.


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