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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 


Pretended; sham; counterfeit.

One Twitter user said, ‘‘After the terrible events #lastnightinSweden, IKEA have sold out of this’’ and posted a mock Ikea instruction manual on how to build a ‘‘Border Wall.’’
The Boston Globe, 02/20/2017

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. Oxidize

A part, portion, or share.

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

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

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

2. Nanotechnology

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

The science and technology of building electronic circuits and devices from single atoms and molecules.

The lowest point

The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.

3. Inculcate

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill.

To make an accusation against.

To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.

4. Paradigm

A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality

A form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life,

Put together; created.

Tumultuous; stormy.

5. Fatuous

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

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