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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 difference or contrast between similar things or people.

Here’s one more dubious distinction for San Jose and San Francisco: The two metro areas are the runaway national leaders in the amount of household income needed to buy a house.
The San Jose Mercury News, 11/27/2017

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. Wrought

Lacking social polish; tactless.

Put together; created.

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

2. Chromosome

Division into ordered groups or categories.

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

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

The science and technology of building electronic circuits and devices from single atoms and molecules.

3. Incontrovertible

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

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

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

4. Impeach

A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.

Eating and drinking in moderation.


To make an accusation against.

5. Interpolate

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

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

Very talkative; garrulous.

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

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