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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 

INFALLIBLE

DEFINITION:
Not capable of being wrong or making mistakes.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Students in Minnesota public high schools soon could earn credit for courses that teach the Bible or the Qur’an as infallible truth under a proposal now before the Minnesota Legislature.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 03/27/2017

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. A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:

Kowtow

Diffident

Lexicon

Homogeneous


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

Deciduous

Quotidian

Filibuster

Photosynthesis


3. Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

Omnipotent

Sanguine

Enfranchise

Nihilism


4. Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

Thermodynamics

Epiphany

Laissez faire

Detritus


5. To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate.

Obsequious

Winnow

Lucid

Respiration


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