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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 

RIPTIDE

DEFINITION:
A particularly strong tidal current. A rip current which may carry a swimmer offshore (the term rip tide used in this sense is a misnomer).

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Mariners are urged to take caution as Hurricane Jose causes high seas and potentially dangerous riptides off Cape Cod and Nantucket, the National Weather Service said.
The Boston Globe, 09/18/2017

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. Contradiction

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

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

Logical incongruity

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


2. Jejune

Not interesting; dull:

To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.

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

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.


3. Reparation

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

To make an accusation against.

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

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


4. Xenophobe

Eating and drinking in moderation.

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

A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

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


5. Gamete

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

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

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

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.


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