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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 


Lack of ability or capacity. Lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications.

Florida ? forever the land of hanging chads, marred by the stain of electoral incompetence ? found itself Saturday embroiled in a recount lollapalooza that recalled the presidential limbo of 18 years ago that made the state a national joke.
The Palm Beach Post, 11/12/2018

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. Vehement

A product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away; debris.

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid.

An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.

2. Irony

Tumultuous; stormy.

To bring under control; conquer.

Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units,

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

3. Nanotechnology

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

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

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

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

4. Incontrovertible

A diligent, dependable worker.

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

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

5. Interpolate

Having one’s true identity concealed.

Very talkative; garrulous.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

To seize another’s place, authority, or possession wrongfully.

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