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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

POLARIZED

DEFINITION:
Marked by a sharp division, as of a population or group, into opposing factions.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Well, maybe not quite that many, but the numbers have been trending upward in recent years as legislators and large blocs of voters are struggling to find their place in an increasingly polarized political environment.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 11/23/2020

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. Belie

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

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

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.


2. Incognito

Having one’s true identity concealed.

Division into ordered groups or categories.

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.


3. Gauche

Lacking social polish; tactless.

To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

Everyday; commonplace.


4. Lexicon

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

Everyday; commonplace.

Of or relating to money

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


5. Hemoglobin

Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.

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

A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

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


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