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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 

PARASITE

DEFINITION:
An organism that lives on or in an organism of another species, known as the host, from the body of which it obtains nutriment.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
As parasites, they invade bacterial cells and use their machinery to replicate, destroying bacteria in the process.
The Dallas Morning News, 06/25/2018

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. Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

Yeoman

Soliloquy

Fatuous

Auspicious


2. A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

Unctuous

Xenophobe

Parameter

Supercilious


3. Playfully jocular; humorous

Plasma

Nihilism

Facetious

Polymer


4. The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.

Photosynthesis

Quotidian

Churlish

Hegemony


5. To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

Enervate

Nadir

Omnipotent

Abrogate


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