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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. Fatuous

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

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

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

2. Homogeneous

Of the same or similar nature or kind

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

To renounce under oath; forswear.

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

3. Incontrovertible

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

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

4. Taxonomy

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

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

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

Division into ordered groups or categories.

5. Abstemious

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

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

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

Eating and drinking in moderation.

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