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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 


A list or supply of the dramas, pieces, or parts that a company or person is prepared to perform.

The story of his immigrant parents, the poetry recitations and the historical references have been part of Blagojevich’s repertoire since his earliest days in politics.
The Chicago Tribune, 02/24/2020

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. Orthography

Logical incongruity

Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid.

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

2. Hypotenuse

Having one’s true identity concealed.

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

3. Parabola

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

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

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

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

4. Hegemony

Having a bad disposition; surly.

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.

5. Mitosis

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

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

Not interesting; dull:

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.

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