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 break or burst; to cause a breach of.

One of the heartbreaking consequences of this pandemic is how it has ruptured the rituals of death and dying.
The Boston Globe, 04/06/2020

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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. Tempestuous

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

Tumultuous; stormy.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

2. Nanotechnology

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

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

A form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life,

The science and technology of building electronic circuits and devices from single atoms and molecules.

3. Euro

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

Of or relating to money

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

Having one’s true identity concealed.

4. Tautology

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

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

A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

5. Subjugate

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

To bring under control; conquer.

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

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

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