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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 

CAPSULE

DEFINITION:
A capsule is a structure that contains something else, such as medicine. A space capsule is a spacecraft that uses a blunt-body vehicle to reenter the Earth's atmosphere without wings.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
It’s taken six years to forge SpaceX and NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, and on Sunday at 2:48 p.m., a capsule containing astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley splashed down off the coast of Pensacola.
The Chicago Tribune, 08/03/2020

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. Subjugate

The lowest point

To bring under control; conquer.

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

A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.


2. Mitosis

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

Everyday; commonplace.

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

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


3. Hypotenuse

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

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.

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.


4. Precipitous

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

Clear to the understanding.

The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.


5. Impeach

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

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

To make an accusation against.

The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.


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