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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 

UNITY

DEFINITION:
A condition of harmony; the quality or state of being made one

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
I know speaking of unity can sound to some like a foolish fantasy these days.
The San Jose Mercury News, 01/25/2021

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

Churlish

Kowtow

Taxonomy

Detritus


2. Having one’s true identity concealed.

Totalitarian

Jejune

Incognito

Oligarchy


3. A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.

Lucid

Tempestuous

Reciprocal

Metamorphosis


4. To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

Vacuous

Laissez faire

Soliloquy

Enervate


5. Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

Quasar

Obsequious

Precipitous

Inculcate


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