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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 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.
This Week's Word In The News 

EQUITABLE

DEFINITION:
Characterized by fairness; just and right; impartial; unbiased.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The plan “is designed to provide an equitable distribution across the state with priority access going to our most vulnerable populations, front-line health care workers and first responders who directly interact with and treat COVID patients, as well as staff and residents in long-term care facilities," Pritzker said during his daily coronavirus news briefing.
The Chicago Tribune, 10/26/2020

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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. Jejune

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

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

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

Not interesting; dull:


2. Irony

Having one’s true identity concealed.

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.

A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.


3. Evanescent

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

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

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.


4. Interpolate

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.


5. Hemoglobin

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

The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.

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

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


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