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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.
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

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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. Bowdlerize

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

To make an accusation against.

To modify, as by shortening or simplifying or by skewing the content in a certain manner.

To bring under control; conquer.


2. Contradiction

An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.

To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill.

Logical incongruity

Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.


3. Acumen

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth:

Not interesting; dull:

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.


4. Evanescent

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

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

To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate.


5. Hegemony

To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate.

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.

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

A system of names used in an art or science:


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