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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 

ESSENTIAL

DEFINITION:
Necessary. Very important; of high importance.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
What exactly is an “essential” store that can stay open over the next two weeks during Minnesota’s stay-at-home order?
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 03/30/2020

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

Antebellum

Parameter

Xenophobe

Taxonomy


2. Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

Taxonomy

Circumnavigate

Incognito

Incontrovertible


3. Having a bad disposition; surly.

Pecuniary

Omnipotent

Churlish

Expurgate


4. To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.

Oxidize

Bowdlerize

Inculcate

Moiety


5. Everyday; commonplace.

Lexicon

Quotidian

Acumen

Obsequious


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