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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 

CONSTITUENT

DEFINITION:
A person who authorizes another to act in his or her behalf, as a voter in a district represented by an elected official.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Lining up behind microphones Sunday evening, a few hundred of Rep. Paul Ryan’s constituents directed their wrath and disapproval toward an empty chair.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/27/2017

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. Nonsectarian

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

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.


2. Soliloquy

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.

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

A system of names used in an art or science:

A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.


3. Sanguine

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

A diligent, dependable worker.


4. Moiety

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

A part, portion, or share.

To show servile deference.

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.


5. Paradigm

A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

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

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


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