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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 


A security measure taken during an emergency to prevent people from leaving or entering a building.

The lockdown alarm had sounded just before the end of the day and there had been no announcement that there would be a drill.
The Denver Post, 04/22/2019

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. Hemoglobin

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

Not interesting; dull:

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

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

2. Nihilism

A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.

A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.

A system of names used in an art or science:

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

3. Moiety

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

To bring under control; conquer.

A part, portion, or share.

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

4. Suffragist

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

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

A diligent, dependable worker.

To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate.

5. Polymer

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

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

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

Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid.

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