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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 

NONSENSICAL

DEFINITION:
Conceived or made without regard for reason or reality; foolish, senseless, fatuous, or absurd.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Willmeng is suing the 546-bed hospital to get his job back, saying his actions were compelled by personal safety, and the policy behind his May 8 firing was nonsensical.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 08/10/2020

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

Totalitarian

Oxidize

Lexicon

Feckless


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

Feckless

Euro

Subjugate

Xenophobe


3. Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

Nomenclature

Tempestuous

Nadir

Acumen


4. Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

Impeach

Parameter

Nihilism

Fatuous


5. Eating and drinking in moderation.

Circumlocution

Abstemious

Enfranchise

Recapitulate


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