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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 are medicines that treat infections by killing bacteria. Antibiotic resistance is when bacteria get used to an antibiotic and no longer respond to it.

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. Euro

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

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

Playfully jocular; humorous

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

2. Enfranchise

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.

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

To proceed completely around:

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

3. Oxidize

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

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

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.

4. Reciprocal

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.

To bring under control; conquer.

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

5. Kowtow

To show servile deference.

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

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

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