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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 

DETENTION

DEFINITION:
Confinement or imprisonment, usually for a short time.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A push to ban privatized immigration detention centers across Illinois is headed for Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk.
The Chicago Tribune, 05/20/2019

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. Belie

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

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

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women.


2. Nomenclature

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women.

To bring under control; conquer.

A system of names used in an art or science:


3. Moiety

To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.

A diligent, dependable worker.

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

A part, portion, or share.


4. Photosynthesis

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

To modify, as by shortening or simplifying or by skewing the content in a certain manner.

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

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.


5. Quotidian

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

Very talkative; garrulous.

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

Everyday; commonplace.


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