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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 


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. Acumen

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

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

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

Eating and drinking in moderation.

2. Deciduous

Eating and drinking in moderation.

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

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

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

3. Inculcate

Having one’s true identity concealed.

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

The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

4. Plasma

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

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

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.

Tumultuous; stormy.

5. Parameter

A product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away; debris.

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

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