Words in the News

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 

SKYWAY

DEFINITION:
An enclosed aerial walkway connecting two buildings. Also, a route used by airlines or an elevated highway.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
That implication, that Minneapolis would be better off without its skyways, sparked intense debate.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 04/24/2017

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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. Temblor

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

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units,

A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.


2. Supercilious

Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units,

A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.


3. Abstemious

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

Eating and drinking in moderation.

An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women.

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.


4. Interpolate

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

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

Put together; created.

To make an accusation against.


5. Nadir

Not interesting; dull:

The lowest point

Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.

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


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