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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 

DESCRIPTION

DEFINITION:
A statement or an account describing something.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Documents released Tuesday also revealed that Yanez couldn’t provide investigators with a detailed description of the driver of the car he pursued, thinking he resembled a suspect in a recent robbery.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 06/26/2017

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. Fiduciary

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

Architectural.


2. Hypotenuse

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

Architectural.

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

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.


3. Nanotechnology

Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

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

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.


4. Epiphany

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

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.

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


5. Euro

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

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

Having one’s true identity concealed.

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.


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