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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 

SKYWAY

DEFINITION:
An enclosed aerial walkway connecting two buildings. Also, a route used by airlines or an elevated highway.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
That implication, that Minneapolis would be better off without its skyways, sparked intense debate.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 04/24/2017

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. Enervate

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

To proceed completely around:

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

To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.


2. Contradiction

To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.

Lacking social polish; tactless.

Logical incongruity

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.


3. Facetious

Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth:

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

Playfully jocular; humorous

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.


4. Expurgate

Clear to the understanding.

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.


5. Incontrovertible

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.


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