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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. Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

Hegemony

Enervate

Precipitous

Churlish


2. 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.

Photosynthesis

Circumlocution

Antebellum

Taxonomy


3. Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

Taxonomy

Quasar

Reparation

Thermodynamics


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

Deleterious

Recapitulate

Hemoglobin

Oxidize


5. The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

Abjure

Euro

Abrogate

Circumnavigate


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This Week's Word In The News 

CONSORTIUM

DEFINITION:
A group of people, companies or organizations that agree to work together for a common purpose.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Colorado State Board of Education has joined a movement advocating the state pull out of a multi-state testing consortium called — pardon the clumsy title — the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC.
The Denver Post , 04/14/2014