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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 

ANTIBIOTICS

DEFINITION:
Antibiotics are medicines that treat infections by killing bacteria. Antibiotic resistance is when bacteria get used to an antibiotic and no longer respond to it.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
McDonald’s on Tuesday announced steps to reduce the use of antibiotics in its global beef supply, a major commitment from the nation’s largest beef purchaser to address concerns about a rise in drug-resistant infections.
The Chicago Tribune, 12/17/2018

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. Recapitulate

To make an accusation against.

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

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


2. Loquacious

A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.

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

Very talkative; garrulous.

Everyday; commonplace.


3. Hegemony

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

Architectural.

Not interesting; dull:

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


4. Xenophobe

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

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

A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.


5. Unctuous

To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.

Having one’s true identity concealed.

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.

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.


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