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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. A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.

Lucid

Gamete

Detritus

Plasma


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

Chromosome

Lexicon

Omnipotent

Recapitulate


3. Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane.

Omnipotent

Recapitulate

Yeoman

Temblor


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

Inculcate

Gerrymander

Hegemony

Orthography


5. To bring under control; conquer.

Paradigm

Belie

Abrogate

Subjugate


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This Week's Word In The News 

SPAWNING

DEFINITION:
To deposit the eggs of aquatic animals such as bivalve mollusks, fishes, and amphibians. To produce offspring in large numbers.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
More than a decade ago, researchers began noticing adult coho dying before spawning in urban creeks in Seattle.
The Denver Post, 11/17/2014