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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 


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

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. Jejune

Not interesting; dull:

Logical incongruity

To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority.

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

2. Vortex

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

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

A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.

To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.

3. Laissez faire

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

The lowest point

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

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

4. Homogeneous

Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.

A part, portion, or share.

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

Of the same or similar nature or kind

5. Reparation

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

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

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.

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