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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. Plasma

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

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

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


2. Evanescent

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth:

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.


3. Hypotenuse

A system of names used in an art or science:

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

Having one’s true identity concealed.

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


4. Tempestuous

Tumultuous; stormy.

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

Not interesting; dull:

Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid.


5. Ziggurat

A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

Having a bad disposition; surly.

Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.


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