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 indulge in conjectural thought.

Asked Sunday morning whether wind speeds could have contributed to the crash, Bradley said he would “not begin to speculate.”
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 02/12/2018

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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. Metamorphosis

A diligent, dependable worker.

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

To modify, as by shortening or simplifying or by skewing the content in a certain manner.

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

2. Abrogate

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

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

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

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

3. Infrastructure

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

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

To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

4. Gauche

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.

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

Lacking social polish; tactless.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

5. Deciduous

Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane.

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

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

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

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