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Words in the News

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

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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. Notarize

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

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

Of the same or similar nature or kind


2. Nanotechnology

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

A system of names used in an art or science:

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.


3. Parabola

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

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.


4. Nadir

To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.

The lowest point

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

Deception by trickery or sophistry.


5. Nihilism

Lacking social polish; tactless.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

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

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


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