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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. The iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates.

Loquacious

Hemoglobin

Gauche

Abstemious


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

Paradigm

Taxonomy

Jejune

Unctuous


3. 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.

Jejune

Unctuous

Quasar

Gamete


4. To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.

Enervate

Notarize

Nadir

Filibuster


5. The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

Suffragist

Euro

Recapitulate

Laissez faire


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This Week's Word In The News 

IMPISH

DEFINITION:
Resembling an imp; mischievous.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Cocking her head with an impish grin, 6-year-old Francisca Ajtum gives her holiday voice a spin at home in Florida City.
The Miami Herald, 12/15/2014