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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 


Someone able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

“She was incredibly resilient, strong and decisive,” Jennings said in an interview with the Bay Area News Group.
The Los Angeles Daily News, 10/02/2023

Words in the News Quiz
5 High School Words

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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. Equinox

Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

Clear to the understanding.

2. Gamete

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

Clear to the understanding.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.

3. Abrogate

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

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

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

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

4. Reciprocal

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

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

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

Lacking social polish; tactless.

5. Bowdlerize

Put together; created.

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

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

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

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