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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. To picture falsely; misrepresent.

Contradiction

Belie

Churlish

Hubris


2. Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

Yeoman

Incognito

Nonsectarian

Incontrovertible


3. Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

Epiphany

Temblor

Feckless

Mitosis


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

Photosynthesis

Tectonic

Filibuster

Totalitarian


5. Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

Precipitous

Acumen

Abstemious

Auspicious


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This Week's Word In The News 

DYSFUNCTIONAL 

DEFINITION:
Abnormal or impaired functioning, especially of a bodily system or social group.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Here’s the genesis of gridlock and dysfunctional government: A trio of Republican candidates for the state House has delivered a manifesto demanding no compromise or consensus building with Democrats in the next term.
The Detroit News, 09/29/2014