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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 

EMERGE

DEFINITION:
To come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity. To become known.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Defense lawyers in Wisconsin have said the success or failure of a courtroom self-defense claim could hinge on questions about the teen’s actions before he fired and details that have yet to emerge.
The Chicago Tribune, 09/28/2020

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. Respiration

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

Division into ordered groups or categories.

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.


2. Parabola

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

To make an accusation against.

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.


3. Abrogate

Put together; created.

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

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


4. Enfranchise

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

To proceed completely around:

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

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


5. Nadir

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

The lowest point

The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.

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.


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