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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.
This Week's Word In The News 

MOCK

DEFINITION:
Pretended; sham; counterfeit.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
One Twitter user said, ‘‘After the terrible events #lastnightinSweden, IKEA have sold out of this’’ and posted a mock Ikea instruction manual on how to build a ‘‘Border Wall.’’
The Boston Globe, 02/20/2017

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. Filibuster

To make an accusation against.

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

To proceed completely around:

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


2. Infrastructure

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

A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.

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

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.


3. Totalitarian

Put together; created.

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

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.


4. Reciprocal

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

A part, portion, or share.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.


5. Quasar

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

An extremely distant, and thus old, celestial object whose power output is several thousand times that of our entire galaxy.

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

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.


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