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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 


Something that lies outside the main body or group that it is a part of. Someone who stands apart from others of his or her group, as by differing behavior or beliefs.

Shepard Smith, whose newscast on Fox News Channel seemed increasingly an outlier on a network dominated by supporters of President Trump, says he is leaving the network.
The Boston Globe, 10/14/2019

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. Gerrymander

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

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

Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth:

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

2. Hypotenuse

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate.

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

To proceed completely around:

3. Infrastructure

An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.

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

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

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

4. Hubris

A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

The lowest point

To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.

5. Belie

To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.

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

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

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