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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. Inculcate

Of the same or similar nature or kind

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

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

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

2. Yeoman

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

To show servile deference.

A diligent, dependable worker.

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

3. Circumlocution

Playfully jocular; humorous

Eating and drinking in moderation.

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

4. Infrastructure

An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.

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

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid.

5. Thermodynamics

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

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