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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 

REGISTRY

DEFINITION:
An official written record of names or events or transactions.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The university will not cooperate with any federal effort to create a registry of individuals based on any protected characteristics such as religion, national origin, race or sexual orientation.
The San Jose Mercury News, 12/05/2016

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. To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

Lucid

Interpolate

Filibuster

Expurgate


2. A diligent, dependable worker.

Diffident

Obsequious

Yeoman

Vacuous


3. 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.

Auspicious

Respiration

Reciprocal

Photosynthesis


4. To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority.

Plasma

Suffragist

Chromosome

Abrogate


5. The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

Hypotenuse

Paradigm

Fatuous

Nadir


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