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This Week's Word In The News 

BLEACH

DEFINITION:
To become white or pale. Coral bleaching is the process when corals become white due to loss of symbiotic algae and photosynthetic pigments.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
If water temperatures remain above 84 degrees for a significant period, corals will begin to experience stress and start to bleach.
The Key West Citizen, 06/24/2024

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5 High School Words

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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. Infrastructure

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

Architectural.

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

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


2. Reparation

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

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

A part, portion, or share.

Lacking social polish; tactless.


3. Sanguine

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

A diligent, dependable worker.

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

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


4. Mitosis

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

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

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.


5. Deciduous

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

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

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

To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.


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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.