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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

EXCESSIVE

DEFINITION:
Going beyond the usual, necessary, or proper limit or degree; characterized by excess.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Officers who use excessive force will face additional criminal penalties, including up to 10 years in prison.
The Baltimore Sun, 04/12/2021

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

Winnow

Nanotechnology

Tautology

Vacuous


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

Oligarchy

Soliloquy

Equinox

Auspicious


3. Playfully jocular; humorous

Auspicious

Reparation

Facetious

Nomenclature


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

Suffragist

Kinetic

Polymer

Totalitarian


5. A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

Epiphany

Bellicose

Tempestuous

Nonsectarian


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