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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 

UNITY

DEFINITION:
A condition of harmony; the quality or state of being made one

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
I know speaking of unity can sound to some like a foolish fantasy these days.
The San Jose Mercury News, 01/25/2021

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. Soliloquy

To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.

To proceed completely around:

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

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.


2. Irony

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

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

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

Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth:


3. Abrogate

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

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

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.


4. Euro

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

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

Playfully jocular; humorous


5. Quasar

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

An extremely distant, and thus old, celestial object whose power output is several thousand times that of our entire galaxy.

Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units,

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


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