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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 

DISTINCTION

DEFINITION:
A difference or contrast between similar things or people.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Here’s one more dubious distinction for San Jose and San Francisco: The two metro areas are the runaway national leaders in the amount of household income needed to buy a house.
The San Jose Mercury News, 11/27/2017

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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. Quotidian

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

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

Clear to the understanding.

Everyday; commonplace.


2. Metamorphosis

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

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

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

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


3. Pecuniary

Of or relating to money

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

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

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


4. Suffragist

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

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

Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane.

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


5. Hegemony

A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.

Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.

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

Eating and drinking in moderation.


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