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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 

AGITATE

DEFINITION:
To upset; disturb. To stir up public interest in a cause.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He also attends California State University, Stanislaus, in nearby Turlock, where students say he’s agitated on racial issues.
The San Jose Mercury News, 08/21/2017

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. Soliloquy

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.

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.

The science and technology of building electronic circuits and devices from single atoms and molecules.


2. Ziggurat

A system of names used in an art or science:

A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

Of the same or similar nature or kind

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


3. Contradiction

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

Tumultuous; stormy.

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

Logical incongruity


4. Suffragist

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

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

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

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.


5. Moiety

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

A part, portion, or share.

Having a bad disposition; surly.

The iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates.


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