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Words in the News

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

Quasar

Inculcate

Pecuniary

Chromosome


2. Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

Chromosome

Usurp

Gauche

Reparation


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

Polymer

Parabola

Vortex

Belie


4. 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.

Antebellum

Kinetic

Tectonic

Photosynthesis


5. Division into ordered groups or categories.

Taxonomy

Chicanery

Hubris

Totalitarian


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This Week's Word In The News 

NOXIOUS

DEFINITION:
Physically harmful or destructive to living beings

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Supporters say a statewide bag ban is needed to wipe out a particularly noxious form of litter that kills marine life in the Pacific Ocean and costs Californians $25 million a year to collect and bury.
The San Jose Mercury-News, 08/25/2014