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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 


Antibiotics are medicines that treat infections by killing bacteria. Antibiotic resistance is when bacteria get used to an antibiotic and no longer respond to it.

McDonald’s on Tuesday announced steps to reduce the use of antibiotics in its global beef supply, a major commitment from the nation’s largest beef purchaser to address concerns about a rise in drug-resistant infections.
The Chicago Tribune, 12/17/2018

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. Reparation

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

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

To show servile deference.

2. Gerrymander

To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

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

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

3. Subjugate

To bring under control; conquer.

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

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

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

4. Reciprocal

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

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

5. Hypotenuse

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

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.

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