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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 


A condition of harmony; the quality or state of being made one

I know speaking of unity can sound to some like a foolish fantasy these days.
The San Jose Mercury News, 01/25/2021

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. Fiduciary

Very talkative; garrulous.

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

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

The science and technology of building electronic circuits and devices from single atoms and molecules.

2. Abstemious

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

Eating and drinking in moderation.

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

To proceed completely around:

3. Photosynthesis

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

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.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.

4. Acumen

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

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

5. Lucid

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

Not interesting; dull:

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

Clear to the understanding.

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