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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 

ANTHROPOMORPHIC

DEFINITION:
Ascribing human form or attributes to a being or thing not human.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Where critics adored the anthropomorphic singing cartoons of the original, they felt the nature documentary look drove a wedge between viewers and the beloved characters.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 07/15/2019

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. Evanescent

A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.

The lowest point


2. Subjugate

The lowest point

To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate.

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.

To bring under control; conquer.


3. Reciprocal

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.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.


4. Parameter

To make an accusation against.

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.


5. Laissez faire

Tumultuous; stormy.

A system of names used in an art or science:

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

Playfully jocular; humorous


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