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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 

PLANTATION

DEFINITION:
A usually large farm or estate, especially in a tropical or semitropical country, on which cotton, tobacco, coffee, sugar cane, or the like is cultivated, usually by resident laborers.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Frederick D. Haynes III, the senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church, held a news conference outside of the Dallas police headquarters last month to accuse Jones of "plantation politics."
The Dallas Morning News, 11/20/2017

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. Filibuster

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

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

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

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.


2. Metamorphosis

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.


3. Unctuous

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

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.


4. Detritus

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

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.

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


5. Paradigm

Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.

A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality

Architectural.

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.


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