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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 

OUTLANDISH

DEFINITION:
Something bizarre or ridiculously out-of-the-ordinary. Very odd, strange, or peculiar; fantastic.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
At first, the question about the scam, as it was posed to Healy earlier this month, seemed too outlandish to be true.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 10/21/2019

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. Detritus

An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.

Playfully jocular; humorous

A product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away; debris.

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


2. Plasma

Not interesting; dull:

To make an accusation against.

To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.

The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.


3. Hemoglobin

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.

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

The iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates.

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


4. Inculcate

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.

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

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


5. Suffragist

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

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

To modify, as by shortening or simplifying or by skewing the content in a certain manner.

A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.


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