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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. A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.

Kinetic

Hemoglobin

Obsequious

Parabola


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

Euro

Nonsectarian

Infrastructure

Abrogate


3. To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

Chromosome

Nadir

Enervate

Ziggurat


4. Having a bad disposition; surly.

Pecuniary

Loquacious

Chicanery

Churlish


5. A form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life,

Vehement

Vacuous

Interpolate

Totalitarian


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This Week's Word In The News 

LANDFALL

DEFINITION:
The reaching of land by an oceanic storm or a part, especially the eye, of a storm.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
We now enter our 10th year since then and still not a single hurricane has had a Florida landfall.
The Palm Beach Post, 06/22/2015