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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 

TONY

DEFINITION:
Marked by an aristocratic or high-toned manner or style.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The mudslides ravaged the tony community, destroying at least 65 homes and damaging more than 460 others, officials said.
The San Jose Mercury News, 01/15/2018

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. Feckless

To show servile deference.

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

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

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.


2. Wrought

To bring under control; conquer.

Put together; created.

The iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.


3. Deleterious

Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

Logical incongruity

To modify, as by shortening or simplifying or by skewing the content in a certain manner.


4. Abrogate

To modify, as by shortening or simplifying or by skewing the content in a certain manner.

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

Of the same or similar nature or kind

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


5. Photosynthesis

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.

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.

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.


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