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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 

ADOLESCENT

DEFINITION:
A person between the ages of 10 and 19, according to the World Health Organization. Adolescence is the transitional phase of growth and development between childhood and adulthood.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
At a news conference in the governor's conference room, Hutchinson said Arkansas Children's hospitals have 24 adolescent patients suffering from COVID-19.
The Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 08/02/2021

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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. Nomenclature

To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.

A system of names used in an art or science:

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.


2. Auspicious

Very talkative; garrulous.

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

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

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


3. Suffragist

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

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

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

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


4. Polymer

A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.

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

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

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


5. Fiduciary

The lowest point

A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

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

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.


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