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.
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

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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. Ziggurat

A system of names used in an art or science:

A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

To make an accusation against.

The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.

2. Hemoglobin

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

To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.

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

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

3. Supercilious

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.

4. Jejune

Not interesting; dull:

The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

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

5. Deleterious

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

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