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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 

MANDATORY

DEFINITION:
Authoritatively ordered; obligatory; compulsory.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Back in Sonoma, resident Paul Giles had evacuated Tuesday, but after hearing reports about Saturday morning’s fires, he returned to check on his house, located in a mandatory evacuation zone a few miles east of downtown.
The San Jose Mercury News, 10/16/2017

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. Incognito

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

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.

Having one’s true identity concealed.


2. Gamete

Division into ordered groups or categories.

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

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

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.


3. Sanguine

Very talkative; garrulous.

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

Playfully jocular; humorous

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.


4. Incontrovertible

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

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

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.


5. Orthography

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

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.

Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.

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


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