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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 

EXCESSIVE

DEFINITION:
Going beyond the usual, necessary, or proper limit or degree; characterized by excess.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Officers who use excessive force will face additional criminal penalties, including up to 10 years in prison.
The Baltimore Sun, 04/12/2021

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. A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

Laissez faire

Kowtow

Abjure

Parameter


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

Vortex

Kinetic

Oligarchy

Winnow


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

Metamorphosis

Reparation

Detritus

Deciduous


4. Eating and drinking in moderation.

Abstemious

Wrought

Omnipotent

Gerrymander


5. To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.

Gerrymander

Epiphany

Notarize

Evanescent


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