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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 

EPIDEMIOLOGIST

DEFINITION:
An epidemiologist is a doctor who specializes in the patterns of diseases that spread between people.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
All of the victims were adults, chief epidemiologist Jawaid Asghar said.
The Dallas Morning News, 01/22/2018

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. Mitosis

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.


2. Churlish

Having a bad disposition; surly.

To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill.

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

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


3. Tectonic

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

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

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

Architectural.


4. Chromosome

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

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

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.

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.


5. Interpolate

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.


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