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. A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

Parameter

Feckless

Equinox

Enervate


2. Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

Hegemony

Acumen

Laissez faire

Infrastructure


3. Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

Ziggurat

Orthography

Supercilious

Bellicose


4. Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

Respiration

Photosynthesis

Tectonic

Reparation


5. Clear to the understanding.

Hubris

Lucid

Subjugate

Oligarchy


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