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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 failure to function or defective functioning.

With most planned fixes left undone, AC malfunctions increased this year in many of the district's 165 traditional schools and other facilities, The Post found.
The Palm Beach Post, 10/15/2018

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. Paradigm

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

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units,

A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality

2. Tectonic


Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

3. Nanotechnology

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

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

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

Lacking social polish; tactless.

4. Incognito

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

Lacking social polish; tactless.

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

Having one’s true identity concealed.

5. Quasar

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

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.

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

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