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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 

UNITY

DEFINITION:
A condition of harmony; the quality or state of being made one

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
I know speaking of unity can sound to some like a foolish fantasy these days.
The San Jose Mercury News, 01/25/2021

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. Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

Oligarchy

Churlish

Auspicious

Abstemious


2. Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

Incontrovertible

Reparation

Expurgate

Thermodynamics


3. To picture falsely; misrepresent.

Belie

Parameter

Vacuous

Lucid


4. To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority.

Nanotechnology

Abrogate

Kinetic

Enervate


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

Enervate

Sanguine

Bowdlerize

Winnow


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