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Words in the News

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 

RIPTIDE

DEFINITION:
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).

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
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

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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. Kinetic

The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.

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

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.


2. Photosynthesis

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.

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

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

A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.


3. Nomenclature

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

A system of names used in an art or science:

The iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates.

A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.


4. Nadir

A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

To renounce under oath; forswear.

The lowest point


5. Lugubrious

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.

Of or relating to money

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

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


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