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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 

INCENDIARY

DEFINITION:
Tending to arouse strong emotion or conflict; inflammatory.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Joe Walsh, who turned a lone term in Congress representing Chicago’s northwest suburbs into a national media platform to further his incendiary political rhetoric, announced Sunday he would challenge President Donald Trump for the 2020 Republican nomination for the White House.
The Chicago Tribune, 08/26/2019

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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. Tectonic

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

Architectural.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

To proceed completely around:


2. Gerrymander

To proceed completely around:

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

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

To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.


3. Supercilious

The lowest point

Of the same or similar nature or kind

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.


4. Abrogate

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

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

To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority.


5. Churlish

To bring under control; conquer.

Having a bad disposition; surly.

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

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


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