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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 

PERSISTENT

DEFINITION:
Continuing to exist or occur over a prolonged period.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Although more rain could trigger additional isolated Florida flooding on Friday, forecasters say the strong, persistent storms that dumped up to 20 inches in southern parts of the state appear to have passed.
The Key West Citizen, 06/17/2024

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. Photosynthesis

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

Architectural.

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.


2. Lexicon

To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate.

Not interesting; dull:

A system of names used in an art or science:

A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:


3. Bowdlerize

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

A form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life,

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


4. Expurgate

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

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

Of or relating to money

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


5. Auspicious

To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.


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