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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. Oxidize

To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.

Architectural.

Very talkative; garrulous.

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.


2. Vacuous

Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane.

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

An extremely distant, and thus old, celestial object whose power output is several thousand times that of our entire galaxy.


3. Polymer

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

The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.

To bring under control; conquer.

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


4. Plasma

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

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

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

Eating and drinking in moderation.


5. Metamorphosis

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

To proceed completely around:

Everyday; commonplace.

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


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