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 


To indulge in conjectural thought.

Asked Sunday morning whether wind speeds could have contributed to the crash, Bradley said he would “not begin to speculate.”
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 02/12/2018

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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. Churlish

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

Having a bad disposition; surly.

2. Nadir

The lowest point

A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.

Put together; created.

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

3. Nomenclature

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

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

A system of names used in an art or science:

A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

4. Photosynthesis

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.

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

Logical incongruity

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

5. Quotidian

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

To seize another’s place, authority, or possession wrongfully.

Everyday; commonplace.

To make an accusation against.

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