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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

BORNE

DEFINITION:
Carried or transported or transmitted by the thing specified.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Boston Public Health Commission is warning of a dangerous rat-borne disease that puts the homeless at “high risk” as the rodent population and encampments boom side by side in Mass and Cass.
The Boston Herald, 10/18/2021

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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. Omnipotent

Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.

To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill.

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.


2. Orthography

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

A part, portion, or share.

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

A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.


3. Metamorphosis

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

The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.

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

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.


4. Polymer

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units,

Playfully jocular; humorous

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.


5. Abstemious

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

Eating and drinking in moderation.

A system of names used in an art or science:

Of or relating to money


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