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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. Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

Bellicose

Euro

Wrought

Usurp


2. Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

Usurp

Enfranchise

Reparation

Moiety


3. The science and technology of building electronic circuits and devices from single atoms and molecules.

Parabola

Gerrymander

Nanotechnology

Photosynthesis


4. Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth:

Deciduous

Circumnavigate

Tautology

Respiration


5. Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane.

Temblor

Hubris

Circumlocution

Ziggurat


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