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 


To come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity. To become known.

Defense lawyers in Wisconsin have said the success or failure of a courtroom self-defense claim could hinge on questions about the teen’s actions before he fired and details that have yet to emerge.
The Chicago Tribune, 09/28/2020

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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. Vehement

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

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid.

2. Oligarchy

Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.

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

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

A system of names used in an art or science:

3. Infrastructure

The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.

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

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

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

4. Euro

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

The lowest point

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

5. Circumnavigate

Having a bad disposition; surly.

Clear to the understanding.

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

To proceed completely around:

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