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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 


Of, relating to, or financially supported by one or more church parishes. Of or relating to parochial schools.

He’s also learned what to do in the event that an armed intruder shows up at the North Center parochial school, which recently spent nearly $90,000 on a security system designed to quickly notify police if an active shooter is on church or school premises.
The Chicago Tribune, 09/17/2018

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. Incognito

Having one’s true identity concealed.

Lacking social polish; tactless.

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

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.

2. Nadir

Playfully jocular; humorous

The lowest point

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.

3. Chicanery

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

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units,

4. Bowdlerize

Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units,

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

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

To modify, as by shortening or simplifying or by skewing the content in a certain manner.

5. Wrought

Division into ordered groups or categories.

To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.

Put together; created.

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

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