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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 

WINDCHILL

DEFINITION:
The apparent temperature felt on the exposed human body owing to the combination of temperature and wind speed.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Forecasters said windchills could drop as low as 30 degrees below zero Sunday night through Monday morning.
The Boston Globe, 01/21/2019

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. Lexicon

Lacking social polish; tactless.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.

A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:


2. Detritus

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

A product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away; debris.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

A diligent, dependable worker.


3. Hegemony

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

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

Clear to the understanding.

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


4. Impeach

To make an accusation against.

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

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

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


5. Fatuous

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

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

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.


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