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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 

SKYWAY

DEFINITION:
An enclosed aerial walkway connecting two buildings. Also, a route used by airlines or an elevated highway.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
That implication, that Minneapolis would be better off without its skyways, sparked intense debate.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 04/24/2017

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

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid.

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

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


2. Ziggurat

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

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

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

To seize another’s place, authority, or possession wrongfully.


3. Obsequious

Logical incongruity

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

Not interesting; dull:


4. Interpolate

Not interesting; dull:

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

To proceed completely around:

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.


5. Expurgate

To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority.

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

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


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