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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 

NONSENSICAL

DEFINITION:
Conceived or made without regard for reason or reality; foolish, senseless, fatuous, or absurd.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Willmeng is suing the 546-bed hospital to get his job back, saying his actions were compelled by personal safety, and the policy behind his May 8 firing was nonsensical.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 08/10/2020

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. Hubris

To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill.

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

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.


2. Polymer

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

Lacking social polish; tactless.

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

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.


3. Filibuster

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

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

Of or relating to money

The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.


4. Parabola

To bring under control; conquer.

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

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

To picture falsely; misrepresent.


5. Equinox

Having a bad disposition; surly.

To renounce under oath; forswear.

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

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.


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