Words in the News

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 

TENET

DEFINITION:
A principle or belief honored by a person or, more often, a group of people.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Bloomberg’s plan focuses on five basic tenets: requiring more effective background checks, keeping guns out of the wrong hands, banning assault weapons, spending more on enforcement of gun laws and violence intervention programs, and repealing the 2005 law that granted broad legal immunity to gun manufacturers whose products are used in a shooting.
The Denver Post, 12/09/2019

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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. Incognito

Having one’s true identity concealed.

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

To modify, as by shortening or simplifying or by skewing the content in a certain manner.

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


2. Tempestuous

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

Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid.

Tumultuous; stormy.

Not interesting; dull:


3. Hegemony

Eating and drinking in moderation.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women.

The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.


4. Lugubrious

Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.

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

Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.

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


5. Totalitarian

Put together; created.

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

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

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


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