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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 


Promoting political or social reform usually through government action to improve the lot of the majority.

He also offered a thinly veiled suggestion that progressive priorities Warren and Sanders have pushed will struggle to gain appeal beyond a Democratic primary.
The Boston Globe, 11/18/2019

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. Chromosome

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

To proceed completely around:

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

2. Infrastructure

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

An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.

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

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

3. Expurgate

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

To show servile deference.

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

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

4. Hubris

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

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

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

A diligent, dependable worker.

5. Deciduous

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

Put together; created.

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

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.

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