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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 

EMERGE

DEFINITION:
To come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity. To become known.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Defense lawyers in Wisconsin have said the success or failure of a courtroom self-defense claim could hinge on questions about the teen’s actions before he fired and details that have yet to emerge.
The Chicago Tribune, 09/28/2020

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. Moiety

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

The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.

A part, portion, or share.

To picture falsely; misrepresent.


2. Ziggurat

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

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

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.

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


3. Abjure

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

To renounce under oath; forswear.

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


4. Obsequious

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

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

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

Eating and drinking in moderation.


5. Plasma

Tumultuous; stormy.

The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

To seize another’s place, authority, or possession wrongfully.


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