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 


To take funds, especially illegally or deceitfully, from another source in small increments.

According to Forbes, Ross is alleged to have siphoned or stolen more than $120 million from business partners and customers.
The Boston Globe, 08/13/2018

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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. Mitosis

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

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

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

2. Incontrovertible

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

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

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

3. Infrastructure

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

An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.

Very talkative; garrulous.

Clear to the understanding.

4. Reciprocal

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

Playfully jocular; humorous

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.

5. Suffragist

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.

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

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women.

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