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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

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. A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

Infrastructure

Epiphany

Orthography

Soliloquy


2. Everyday; commonplace.

Kinetic

Quotidian

Tautology

Totalitarian


3. 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.

Totalitarian

Auspicious

Enfranchise

Photosynthesis


4. To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

Enervate

Subjugate

Tempestuous

Ziggurat


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

Tempestuous

Ziggurat

Paradigm

Xenophobe


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