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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 


Pretended; sham; counterfeit.

One Twitter user said, ‘‘After the terrible events #lastnightinSweden, IKEA have sold out of this’’ and posted a mock Ikea instruction manual on how to build a ‘‘Border Wall.’’
The Boston Globe, 02/20/2017

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. Deleterious

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

Eating and drinking in moderation.

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

2. Impeach

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

To make an accusation against.

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

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

3. Epiphany

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

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

4. Contradiction

Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid.

To bring under control; conquer.

Logical incongruity

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

5. Oxidize

Clear to the understanding.

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

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

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