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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 

RIPTIDE

DEFINITION:
A particularly strong tidal current. A rip current which may carry a swimmer offshore (the term rip tide used in this sense is a misnomer).

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Mariners are urged to take caution as Hurricane Jose causes high seas and potentially dangerous riptides off Cape Cod and Nantucket, the National Weather Service said.
The Boston Globe, 09/18/2017

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. Obsequious

Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.

Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.


2. Tempestuous

Tumultuous; stormy.

Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.

Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth:

Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid.


3. Gamete

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.

To renounce under oath; forswear.

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

Deception by trickery or sophistry.


4. Incognito

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

Having one’s true identity concealed.

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

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


5. Abstemious

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

Put together; created.

A system of names used in an art or science:

Eating and drinking in moderation.


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