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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 


A particularly strong tidal current. A rip current which may carry a swimmer offshore (the term rip tide used in this sense is a misnomer).

Mariners are urged to take caution as Hurricane Jose causes high seas and potentially dangerous riptides off Cape Cod and Nantucket, the National Weather Service said.
The Boston Globe, 09/18/2017

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. Nihilism

Of the same or similar nature or kind

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

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

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

2. Suffragist

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.

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

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.

3. Reciprocal

Lacking social polish; tactless.

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

The science and technology of building electronic circuits and devices from single atoms and molecules.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

4. Kinetic

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

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

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

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

5. Unctuous

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

The lowest point

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

To seize another’s place, authority, or possession wrongfully.

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