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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 

PROGRESSIVE

DEFINITION:
Promoting political or social reform usually through government action to improve the lot of the majority.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He also offered a thinly veiled suggestion that progressive priorities Warren and Sanders have pushed will struggle to gain appeal beyond a Democratic primary.
The Boston Globe, 11/18/2019

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

Contradiction

Plasma

Filibuster

Detritus


2. A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

Precipitous

Metamorphosis

Xenophobe

Loquacious


3. Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

Oligarchy

Supercilious

Fatuous

Nonsectarian


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

Tautology

Winnow

Oxidize

Vortex


5. To proceed completely around:

Vacuous

Circumnavigate

Facetious

Equinox


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