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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 

PLANTATION

DEFINITION:
A usually large farm or estate, especially in a tropical or semitropical country, on which cotton, tobacco, coffee, sugar cane, or the like is cultivated, usually by resident laborers.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Frederick D. Haynes III, the senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church, held a news conference outside of the Dallas police headquarters last month to accuse Jones of "plantation politics."
The Dallas Morning News, 11/20/2017

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. Vehement

Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid.

Tumultuous; stormy.

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.


2. Usurp

To seize another’s place, authority, or possession wrongfully.

A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.

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

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.


3. Recapitulate

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

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

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

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


4. Facetious

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

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

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

Playfully jocular; humorous


5. Auspicious

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.

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

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

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


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