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 

DESCRIPTION

DEFINITION:
A statement or an account describing something.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Documents released Tuesday also revealed that Yanez couldn’t provide investigators with a detailed description of the driver of the car he pursued, thinking he resembled a suspect in a recent robbery.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 06/26/2017

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

To seize another’s place, authority, or possession wrongfully.

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

To show servile deference.


2. Lucid

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

Clear to the understanding.

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

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


3. Photosynthesis

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.

To bring under control; conquer.

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

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.


4. Quasar

An extremely distant, and thus old, celestial object whose power output is several thousand times that of our entire galaxy.

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

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

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


5. Fiduciary

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

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

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

Eating and drinking in moderation.


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