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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. Kinetic

A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

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

2. Xenophobe

A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

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

Playfully jocular; humorous

To seize another’s place, authority, or possession wrongfully.

3. Temblor

Playfully jocular; humorous

To seize another’s place, authority, or possession wrongfully.

Put together; created.

Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane.

4. Abrogate

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

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

Tumultuous; stormy.

Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth:

5. Fiduciary

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

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 renounce under oath; forswear.

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