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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

DEFINITION:
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.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
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. Bellicose

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

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

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

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.


2. Hypotenuse

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

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

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

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.


3. Oligarchy

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.

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

Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid.


4. Soliloquy

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.

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

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

Having one’s true identity concealed.


5. Epiphany

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

Having one’s true identity concealed.

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

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.


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