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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 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 

EXCESSIVE

DEFINITION:
Going beyond the usual, necessary, or proper limit or degree; characterized by excess.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Officers who use excessive force will face additional criminal penalties, including up to 10 years in prison.
The Baltimore Sun, 04/12/2021

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. Tectonic

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

Architectural.

A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.


2. Filibuster

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

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

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

A system of names used in an art or science:


3. Parabola

Eating and drinking in moderation.

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.

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


4. Facetious

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

Playfully jocular; humorous

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.


5. Detritus

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

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

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

A product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away; debris.


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