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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 


A failure to function or defective functioning.

With most planned fixes left undone, AC malfunctions increased this year in many of the district's 165 traditional schools and other facilities, The Post found.
The Palm Beach Post, 10/15/2018

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. Mitosis

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

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

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

Not interesting; dull:

2. Abrogate

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority.

The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.

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

3. Soliloquy

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.

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

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

To renounce under oath; forswear.

4. Incognito

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

To renounce under oath; forswear.

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

Having one’s true identity concealed.

5. Subjugate

To bring under control; conquer.

Division into ordered groups or categories.

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

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

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