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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 

DETRIMENTAL

DEFINITION:
Causing harm or damage.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
With the A’s relocation process in motion, if the court found SB1 to be unconstitutional, it would be detrimental to the team and all parties involved in the stadium process, according to the A’s.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 04/22/2024

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. Put together; created.

Usurp

Wrought

Moiety

Mitosis


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

Nonsectarian

Ziggurat

Suffragist

Nomenclature


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

Irony

Nanotechnology

Fiduciary

Diffident


4. Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

Reciprocal

Thermodynamics

Reparation

Recapitulate


5. Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

Auspicious

Bowdlerize

Quasar

Incognito


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