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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 

PALSY

DEFINITION:
Paralysis, generally partial, whereby a local body area is incapable of voluntary movement.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
In his third season doing TV play-by-play for the White Sox, Jason Benetti has become a familiar figure to the baseball community, as have his cerebral palsy and the distinct limp that goes with it.
The Chicago Tribune, 05/21/2018

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. Acumen

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.


2. Abjure

To renounce under oath; forswear.

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.


3. Nomenclature

A system of names used in an art or science:

Division into ordered groups or categories.

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

Having a bad disposition; surly.


4. Expurgate

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

To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.

An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.

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


5. Orthography

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.

The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.

A form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life,

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.


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