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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 


Consisting of or containing salt. A saline solution, is a mixture of sodium chloride in water and has a number of uses in medicine.

To the needle-averse, voluntarily shelling out more than a hundred bucks so that a nurse can hook you up with an IV bag loaded with saline solution and vitamins you could buy in chewable form may sound extreme.
The Denver Post, 06/17/2019

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. Oxidize

Of the same or similar nature or kind

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

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

To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.

2. Xenophobe

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

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

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

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

3. Suffragist

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

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

4. Incognito

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

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

Having one’s true identity concealed.

Of or relating to money

5. Incontrovertible

The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

To make an accusation against.

Very talkative; garrulous.

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