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 

RATIFICATION

DEFINITION:
The official way to confirm something, usually by vote.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The deal has been up for a ratification vote by the district’s educators all week, with the results scheduled to be announced Monday.
The Denver Post, 02/24/2019

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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. Recapitulate

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

Of the same or similar nature or kind

The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.


2. Loquacious

The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

Very talkative; garrulous.

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.


3. Tautology

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

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

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.

The iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates.


4. Omnipotent

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

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

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

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.


5. Abrogate

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

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

To renounce under oath; forswear.

To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority.


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