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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 

NONSENSICAL

DEFINITION:
Conceived or made without regard for reason or reality; foolish, senseless, fatuous, or absurd.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Willmeng is suing the 546-bed hospital to get his job back, saying his actions were compelled by personal safety, and the policy behind his May 8 firing was nonsensical.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 08/10/2020

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.

Deleterious

Belie

Contradiction

Omnipotent


2. A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.

Omnipotent

Respiration

Abjure

Vortex


3. The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

Churlish

Infrastructure

Metamorphosis

Circumlocution


4. A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

Gerrymander

Detritus

Vehement

Chromosome


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

Ziggurat

Chicanery

Quasar

Vacuous


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