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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 


Not capable of being wrong or making mistakes.

Students in Minnesota public high schools soon could earn credit for courses that teach the Bible or the Qur’an as infallible truth under a proposal now before the Minnesota Legislature.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 03/27/2017

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. Vortex

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

A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.

2. Deleterious

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

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

3. Loquacious

Clear to the understanding.

A product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away; debris.

Very talkative; garrulous.

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

4. Winnow

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate.

Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.

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

5. Interpolate

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.

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