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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.

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

Parabola

Gauche

Quasar

Chicanery


2. Eating and drinking in moderation.

Abstemious

Enervate

Mitosis

Oxidize


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

Hegemony

Subjugate

Hemoglobin

Deciduous


4. Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

Hemoglobin

Deciduous

Tectonic

Nonsectarian


5. The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

Loquacious

Chromosome

Respiration

Infrastructure


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This Week's Word In The News 

TRANSPARENCY

DEFINITION:
Characterized by visibility or accessibility of information especially concerning business practices

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Cigna, the health insurance company, offers an Internet-based transparency tool that shows plan members price information on the 200 most common procedures, which make up about 70 percent of the company’s medical claims, said Mark Slitt, a spokesman.
The Miami Herald, 09/15/2014