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Words in the News

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

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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. Soliloquy

Not interesting; dull:

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

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.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.


2. Interpolate

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

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

The lowest point

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.


3. Moiety

A form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life,

A part, portion, or share.

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.


4. Incontrovertible

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

To renounce under oath; forswear.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable


5. Vehement

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

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

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

A system of names used in an art or science:


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