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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 


Paralysis, generally partial, whereby a local body area is incapable of voluntary movement.

In his third season doing TV play-by-play for the White Sox, Jason Benetti has become a familiar figure to the baseball community, as have his cerebral palsy and the distinct limp that goes with it.
The Chicago Tribune, 05/21/2018

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. Quotidian

A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.

An extremely distant, and thus old, celestial object whose power output is several thousand times that of our entire galaxy.

Everyday; commonplace.

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

2. Filibuster

Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.

The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.

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

A diligent, dependable worker.

3. Bowdlerize

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

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

Having a bad disposition; surly.

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

4. Hypotenuse

Not interesting; dull:

Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

5. Deciduous

Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth:

Having one’s true identity concealed.

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

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