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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 

SALINE

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

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
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. Gerrymander

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

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

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

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


2. Incognito

To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.

Having one’s true identity concealed.

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

Of or relating to money


3. Parabola

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

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

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate.


4. Facetious

To renounce under oath; forswear.

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

Playfully jocular; humorous

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


5. Impeach

The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.

A system of names used in an art or science:

To make an accusation against.

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


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