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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 

DESCRIPTION

DEFINITION:
A statement or an account describing something.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Documents released Tuesday also revealed that Yanez couldn’t provide investigators with a detailed description of the driver of the car he pursued, thinking he resembled a suspect in a recent robbery.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 06/26/2017

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. Interpolate

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

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

Of the same or similar nature or kind

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


2. Tautology

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.

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

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


3. Vacuous

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

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

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.


4. Fatuous

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

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


5. Vehement

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

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

To show servile deference.

To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate.


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