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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 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 

HAVEN

DEFINITION:
A place of safety. A refuge.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Amid a pandemic, football was a haven.
The Baltimore Sun, 11/30/2020

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. Lucid

Of the same or similar nature or kind

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

Clear to the understanding.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.


2. Orthography

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

To proceed completely around:

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

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


3. Hypotenuse

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

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

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

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.


4. Infrastructure

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

Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.

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

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.


5. Nanotechnology

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.

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

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

To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.


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