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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.

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. The science and technology of building electronic circuits and devices from single atoms and molecules.

Reciprocal

Nanotechnology

Mitosis

Unctuous


2. The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.

Irony

Tautology

Lucid

Detritus


3. Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

Detritus

Vortex

Sanguine

Ziggurat


4. A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.

Metamorphosis

Auspicious

Parabola

Precipitous


5. 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.

Parabola

Precipitous

Deleterious

Soliloquy


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This Week's Word In The News 

INSIDIOUS

DEFINITION:
Causing harm in a way that is gradual or not easily noticed.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer said the Higher One scam was “further evidence of the insidious and widespread nature” of stolen IDs and tax-refund fraud in South Florida.
The Miami Herald, 05/25/2015