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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 


A stage of postgraduate medical training.

The rural residency program provides doctors with the specialized training they need to work in rural areas and recruit them to remain in those communities once their three-year residency program is completed.
The Rocky Mount Telegram, 12/04/2023

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. Hubris

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

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

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

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

2. Chromosome

To bring under control; conquer.

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

A product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away; debris.

3. Suffragist

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

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

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

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

4. Thermodynamics

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

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

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

5. Nadir

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

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

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

The lowest point

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