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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 


False information that is spread, regardless of whether there is intent to mislead.

GoFundMe has joined a growing list of social media companies cracking down on anti-vaccination propaganda to help stop the spread of misinformation.
The Chicago Tribune, 03/25/2019

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. Incognito

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

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

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.

Having one’s true identity concealed.

2. Gerrymander

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

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

Clear to the understanding.

To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.

3. Omnipotent

A form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life,

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

To make an accusation against.

Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.

4. Nadir

To renounce under oath; forswear.

The lowest point

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

To proceed completely around:

5. Hypotenuse

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

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

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

Everyday; commonplace.

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