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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 

ESSENTIAL

DEFINITION:
Necessary. Very important; of high importance.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
What exactly is an “essential” store that can stay open over the next two weeks during Minnesota’s stay-at-home order?
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 03/30/2020

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. Ziggurat

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

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

A diligent, dependable worker.

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.


2. Quasar

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.

To show servile deference.

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

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.


3. Wrought

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

Put together; created.

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.


4. Irony

An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.

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

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

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


5. Plasma

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

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.


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