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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. Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.

Equinox

Chromosome

Quasar

Plasma


2. Very talkative; garrulous.

Plasma

Reparation

Loquacious

Evanescent


3. To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.

Oxidize

Hubris

Sanguine

Nanotechnology


4. To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.

Gerrymander

Metamorphosis

Tautology

Parabola


5. Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

Laissez faire

Feckless

Kinetic

Incognito


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This Week's Word In The News 

PALLIATIVE

DEFINITION:
Relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He is receiving palliative care, and doctors have told the former mayor the next step is hospice care.
The Boston Globe, 10/27/2014