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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 

PARASITE

DEFINITION:
An organism that lives on or in an organism of another species, known as the host, from the body of which it obtains nutriment.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
As parasites, they invade bacterial cells and use their machinery to replicate, destroying bacteria in the process.
The Dallas Morning News, 06/25/2018

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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. Gauche

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

Of the same or similar nature or kind

Lacking social polish; tactless.

Eating and drinking in moderation.


2. Kinetic

To show servile deference.

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

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

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.


3. Chicanery

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

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


4. Ziggurat

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

To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.

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

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


5. Epiphany

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

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

A product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away; debris.


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