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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 


Extremely dry because of hot weather or drought.

Patches of parched landscape have caused once-green golf courses to close and limited golf cart use, the Greeley Tribune reported.
The Denver Post, 02/18/2019

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. Reparation

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

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

Logical incongruity

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

2. Polymer

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

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

Lacking social polish; tactless.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

3. Circumnavigate

The iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates.

To proceed completely around:

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

Having a bad disposition; surly.

4. Suffragist

Having a bad disposition; surly.

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

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

An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women.

5. Lexicon


A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:

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

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

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