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 

SALINE

DEFINITION:
Consisting of or containing salt. A saline solution, is a mixture of sodium chloride in water and has a number of uses in medicine.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
To the needle-averse, voluntarily shelling out more than a hundred bucks so that a nurse can hook you up with an IV bag loaded with saline solution and vitamins you could buy in chewable form may sound extreme.
The Denver Post, 06/17/2019

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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. Evanescent

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

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

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

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.


2. Loquacious

Very talkative; garrulous.

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

A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:

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


3. Lugubrious

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

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

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

A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.


4. Wrought

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

Architectural.

A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.

Put together; created.


5. Feckless

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable


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