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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. Fiduciary

A product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away; debris.

To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority.

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.


2. Notarize

To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill.

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.


3. Epiphany

To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill.

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.

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.


4. Hubris

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

Put together; created.


5. Yeoman

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

A diligent, dependable worker.

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.


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