Words in the News

This Week's Word In The News 

DETRIMENTAL

DEFINITION:
Causing harm or damage.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
With the A’s relocation process in motion, if the court found SB1 to be unconstitutional, it would be detrimental to the team and all parties involved in the stadium process, according to the A’s.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 04/22/2024

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

Expurgate

Infrastructure

Abstemious

Precipitous


2. To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

Interpolate

Parameter

Tautology

Fiduciary


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

Diffident

Respiration

Mitosis

Hypotenuse


4. Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

Hypotenuse

Feckless

Incontrovertible

Hemoglobin


5. 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.

Quasar

Subjugate

Bowdlerize

Photosynthesis


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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.