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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 

SMASH-AND-GRAB

DEFINITION:
A theft that involves smashing a barrier, usually a display window in a shop or a showcase, grabbing valuables, and then making a quick getaway, without concern for setting off alarms or creating noise.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A security guard has died after he was shot while protecting a Bay Area television news crew covering a smash-and-grab theft, part of a rash of organized retail crime in the region.
The Los Angeles Times, 11/29/2021

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. Antebellum

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.

Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

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


2. Suffragist

An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women.

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.

To make an accusation against.

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


3. Homogeneous

Having a bad disposition; surly.

Of the same or similar nature or kind

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

The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.


4. Laissez faire

Not interesting; dull:

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

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

Put together; created.


5. Loquacious

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

Lacking social polish; tactless.

Very talkative; garrulous.

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


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