Words in the News

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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 


To come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity. To become known.

Defense lawyers in Wisconsin have said the success or failure of a courtroom self-defense claim could hinge on questions about the teen’s actions before he fired and details that have yet to emerge.
The Chicago Tribune, 09/28/2020

Generate your own quiz
Select a grade level
 Middle School
 High School
Select a quiz type
 By words
 By Definitions
Select how many questions
5   10   15   20  

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. Xenophobe

Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

2. Quotidian

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

Everyday; commonplace.

Having a bad disposition; surly.

Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.

3. Suffragist

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women.

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

4. Orthography

A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.

A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.

Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.

5. Quasar

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

An extremely distant, and thus old, celestial object whose power output is several thousand times that of our entire galaxy.

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

Get more Quizzes 

 Elementary School    Middle School   High School  

 By Word     By Definition    5  10  15  20 Questions