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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

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1. Hieroglyphic

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.

Relating to a system of writing, such as that of ancient Egypt, in which pictorial symbols are used to represent meaning or sounds or a combination of meaning and sound.

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

Self-examination.


2. Quota

A proportional part or share.

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold


3. Bizarre

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation

Strikingly unconventional and far-fetched in style or appearance; odd


4. Chronology

The arrangement of events in time

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.

The food-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting of sieve tubes, fibers, parenchyma, and sclereids.


5. Silhouette

The food-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting of sieve tubes, fibers, parenchyma, and sclereids.

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.


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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.