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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 


Orderly; logically connected; consistent.

“He was very coherent,” Hamilton said.
The Denver Post, 06/18/2018

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. Polymer

To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill.

Tumultuous; stormy.

Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units,

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

2. Euro

Very talkative; garrulous.

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

To make an accusation against.

3. Vortex

To make an accusation against.

Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.

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.

A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.

4. Parameter

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

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

5. Mitosis

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

A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:

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