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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 statement or an account describing something.

Documents released Tuesday also revealed that Yanez couldn’t provide investigators with a detailed description of the driver of the car he pursued, thinking he resembled a suspect in a recent robbery.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 06/26/2017

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. Chromosome

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

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

To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.

2. Temblor

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality

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

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

3. Loquacious

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

Very talkative; garrulous.

Having one’s true identity concealed.

4. Belie

Tumultuous; stormy.

A form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life,

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

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

5. Reciprocal

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

Of the same or similar nature or kind

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

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