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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 


The study of the brain related to specific psychological processes and behaviors.

Local experts in mental health, political science and neuropsychology told the Dayton Daily News that elections can be a difficult time for mental health as strongly held beliefs can be challenged by deep political divides.
Dayton Daily News, 07/22/2024

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. Metamorphosis

The lowest point

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

A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.

Not interesting; dull:

2. Parameter

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

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

Playfully jocular; humorous

3. Mitosis

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

Logical incongruity

To renounce under oath; forswear.

4. Reparation

To renounce under oath; forswear.

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

5. Gauche

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.

Lacking social polish; tactless.

Put together; created.

Very talkative; garrulous.

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