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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 


Marked by an aristocratic or high-toned manner or style.

The mudslides ravaged the tony community, destroying at least 65 homes and damaging more than 460 others, officials said.
The San Jose Mercury News, 01/15/2018

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. Inculcate

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

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

A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.

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

2. Mitosis

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

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.

Lacking social polish; tactless.

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

3. Kinetic

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

4. Loquacious

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

Clear to the understanding.

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

Very talkative; garrulous.

5. Hemoglobin

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.

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

Put together; created.

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

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