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 

GIG

DEFINITION:
A job usually for a specified time.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Row is part of the “gig-economy” of independent workers in Colorado — a growing number of whom use phone apps such as Uber, Lyft and Airbnb to connect directly with customers and allow more flexibility than traditional work.
The Denver Post, 08/14/2017

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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. Plasma

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

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

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

Architectural.


2. Fatuous

Architectural.

Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units,

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

Logical incongruity


3. Paradigm

To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.

Having one’s true identity concealed.

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

Lacking social polish; tactless.


4. Mitosis

The science and technology of building electronic circuits and devices from single atoms and molecules.

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

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

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.


5. Yeoman

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

A diligent, dependable worker.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

An extremely distant, and thus old, celestial object whose power output is several thousand times that of our entire galaxy.


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