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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 

SKYWAY

DEFINITION:
An enclosed aerial walkway connecting two buildings. Also, a route used by airlines or an elevated highway.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
That implication, that Minneapolis would be better off without its skyways, sparked intense debate.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 04/24/2017

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. Facetious

A diligent, dependable worker.

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

Playfully jocular; humorous


2. Kinetic

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

Put together; created.

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.


3. Vehement

Everyday; commonplace.

The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.

Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid.

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.


4. Incontrovertible

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

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

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


5. Polymer

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

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.

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units,


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