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This Week's Word In The News 

CONTRADICTION

DEFINITION:
The fact of something being the complete opposite of something else or very different from something else, so that one of them must be wrong.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Some view the Las Vegas Strip as a contradiction to the bone-dry Mojave Desert it’s situated in.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 06/10/2024

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5 High School Words

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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. Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

Hubris

Contradiction

Facetious

Winnow


2. The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

Tautology

Euro

Hypotenuse

Parabola


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

Nihilism

Supercilious

Lugubrious

Paradigm


4. Put together; created.

Wrought

Nanotechnology

Detritus

Subjugate


5. Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

Detritus

Subjugate

Acumen

Feckless


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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.