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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 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 


Characterized by fairness; just and right; impartial; unbiased.

The plan “is designed to provide an equitable distribution across the state with priority access going to our most vulnerable populations, front-line health care workers and first responders who directly interact with and treat COVID patients, as well as staff and residents in long-term care facilities," Pritzker said during his daily coronavirus news briefing.
The Chicago Tribune, 10/26/2020

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. Metamorphosis

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

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

2. Xenophobe

The lowest point

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

A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:

A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.

3. Enervate

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

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

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

4. Bellicose

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

To proceed completely around:

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

5. Tautology

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

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

To bring under control; conquer.

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

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