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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 

NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

DEFINITION:
The study of the brain related to specific psychological processes and behaviors.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Local experts in mental health, political science and neuropsychology told the Dayton Daily News that elections can be a difficult time for mental health as strongly held beliefs can be challenged by deep political divides.
Dayton Daily News, 07/22/2024

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. Deception by trickery or sophistry.

Kowtow

Chicanery

Hemoglobin

Oligarchy


2. Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

Soliloquy

Fatuous

Infrastructure

Gamete


3. Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid.

Abjure

Diffident

Hypotenuse

Usurp


4. To proceed completely around:

Usurp

Homogeneous

Equinox

Circumnavigate


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

Epiphany

Reparation

Pecuniary

Xenophobe


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