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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. The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

Respiration

Evanescent

Mitosis

Inculcate


2. A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

Ziggurat

Yeoman

Xenophobe

Acumen


3. Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.

Xenophobe

Acumen

Soliloquy

Lugubrious


4. To proceed completely around:

Wrought

Kinetic

Parameter

Circumnavigate


5. Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

Expurgate

Winnow

Feckless

Quasar


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This Week's Word In The News 

CONSORTIUM

DEFINITION:
A group of people, companies or organizations that agree to work together for a common purpose.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Colorado State Board of Education has joined a movement advocating the state pull out of a multi-state testing consortium called — pardon the clumsy title — the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC.
The Denver Post , 04/14/2014