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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 

PALSY

DEFINITION:
Paralysis, generally partial, whereby a local body area is incapable of voluntary movement.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
In his third season doing TV play-by-play for the White Sox, Jason Benetti has become a familiar figure to the baseball community, as have his cerebral palsy and the distinct limp that goes with it.
The Chicago Tribune, 05/21/2018

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. Hegemony

Architectural.

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

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

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


2. Epiphany

The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

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


3. Filibuster

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.


4. Tautology

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.

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

Tumultuous; stormy.

Playfully jocular; humorous


5. Vehement

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

Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid.

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.

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


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