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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. Deciduous

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

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

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

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

2. Contradiction

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

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

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

Logical incongruity

3. Mitosis

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

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

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

4. Bowdlerize

Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.

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

A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.

To renounce under oath; forswear.

5. Yeoman

To renounce under oath; forswear.

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

To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority.

A diligent, dependable worker.

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