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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 

MOCK

DEFINITION:
Pretended; sham; counterfeit.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
One Twitter user said, ‘‘After the terrible events #lastnightinSweden, IKEA have sold out of this’’ and posted a mock Ikea instruction manual on how to build a ‘‘Border Wall.’’
The Boston Globe, 02/20/2017

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. To modify, as by shortening or simplifying or by skewing the content in a certain manner.

Gerrymander

Abrogate

Bowdlerize

Reciprocal


2. Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

Facetious

Acumen

Oxidize

Incognito


3. 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

Contradiction

Xenophobe

Diffident


4. To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

Hypotenuse

Interpolate

Infrastructure

Jejune


5. A system of names used in an art or science:

Equinox

Nomenclature

Metamorphosis

Bellicose


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