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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 

DEMOTION

DEFINITION:
A compulsory reduction in an employee's rank or job title within the organizational hierarchy of a company, public service department, or other body.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Aug. 22 complaint from five current and former female employees alleges discrimination; wrongful termination or demotion; harassment and intimidation; pay inequities; and other things.
The Dayton Daily News, 12/05/2022

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. Abjure

To renounce under oath; forswear.

Very talkative; garrulous.

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.


2. Vortex

A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

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

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


3. Reciprocal

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.

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


4. Kinetic

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

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

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

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


5. Incognito

Having one’s true identity concealed.

A product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away; debris.

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

A part, portion, or share.


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