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 

COHERENT

DEFINITION:
Orderly; logically connected; consistent.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“He was very coherent,” Hamilton said.
The Denver Post, 06/18/2018

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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. Plasma

The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.

Everyday; commonplace.

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.


2. Enervate

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

A system of names used in an art or science:

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.


3. Belie

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.

Of or relating to money

To renounce under oath; forswear.


4. Oligarchy

Not interesting; dull:

Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.

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

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


5. Lugubrious

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

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

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


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