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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

DEFINITION:
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.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
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. Abrogate

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority.

Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.


2. Interpolate

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

To modify, as by shortening or simplifying or by skewing the content in a certain manner.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

Tumultuous; stormy.


3. Churlish

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

Not interesting; dull:

Having a bad disposition; surly.

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


4. Lugubrious

Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid.

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

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

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.


5. Nomenclature

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

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

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

A system of names used in an art or science:


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