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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 


A person between the ages of 10 and 19, according to the World Health Organization. Adolescence is the transitional phase of growth and development between childhood and adulthood.

At a news conference in the governor's conference room, Hutchinson said Arkansas Children's hospitals have 24 adolescent patients suffering from COVID-19.
The Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 08/02/2021

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. Notarize

To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

Tumultuous; stormy.

To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.

2. Laissez faire

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

Clear to the understanding.

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.

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

3. Mitosis

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

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

Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid.

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

4. Deleterious

To make an accusation against.

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.

Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid.

5. Hubris

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

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

Of or relating to money

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