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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.
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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. Temblor

A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:

Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane.

An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women.

Division into ordered groups or categories.

2. Filibuster

Division into ordered groups or categories.

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.

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

The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.

3. Recapitulate

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

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

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

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

4. Incontrovertible

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

Lacking social polish; tactless.

Of the same or similar nature or kind

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

5. Abstemious

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.

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

Eating and drinking in moderation.

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This Week's Word In The News 


Requiring or characterized by much strength or energy.

This vaccine differs from other Ebola vaccines in development because, as an inactivated whole virus vaccine, it can prime the host immune system with the complete range of Ebola viral proteins and genes, which makes it more likely to trigger a robust immune response, according to a news release from UW-Madison.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/30/2015