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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.
This Week's Word In The News 

PARAPLEGIC

DEFINITION:
A person suffering complete paralysis of the lower half of the body, usually resulting from damage to the spinal cord.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Dayton FOP issued a statement Friday evening in defense of two officers who pulled a paraplegic man from a car during a traffic stop.
The Dayton Daily Newa, 10/11/2021

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. Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

Taxonomy

Acumen

Yeoman

Moiety


2. 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.

Moiety

Usurp

Fiduciary

Photosynthesis


3. Architectural.

Reciprocal

Notarize

Lexicon

Tectonic


4. To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority.

Incognito

Abrogate

Totalitarian

Polymer


5. The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

Mitosis

Omnipotent

Inculcate

Enfranchise


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