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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 


To begin a course of action.

Howell’s lawsuit had accused Meldeau, 77, of embarking on a campaign of harassment and urged the court to require him to employ an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida to report any future potential code violations on Howell’s property.
Fort Luderdale Sun-Sentinel, 05/27/2024

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. Jejune

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

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

Not interesting; dull:

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

2. Moiety

Clear to the understanding.

A part, portion, or share.

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

A system of names used in an art or science:

3. Parameter

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

Playfully jocular; humorous

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.

4. Tautology

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

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

Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units,

Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.

5. Taxonomy

Division into ordered groups or categories.

To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.

To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill.

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

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