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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. Having a harmful effect; injurious.

Nomenclature

Polymer

Deleterious

Circumnavigate


2. To renounce under oath; forswear.

Incontrovertible

Abjure

Orthography

Feckless


3. Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

Interpolate

Supercilious

Contradiction

Gamete


4. Architectural.

Parabola

Tectonic

Vortex

Circumlocution


5. Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

Precipitous

Acumen

Enervate

Oligarchy


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This Week's Word In The News 

STATUTE

DEFINITION:
A written law passed by a legislative body.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Why Hernandez, mayor of Miami-Dade County’s second-largest city, can’t be charged with violating Florida’s loan-sharking laws is clear: The statute of limitations — one year — ran out long ago.
The Miami Herald, 04/21/2014