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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 

PROGRESSIVE

DEFINITION:
Promoting political or social reform usually through government action to improve the lot of the majority.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He also offered a thinly veiled suggestion that progressive priorities Warren and Sanders have pushed will struggle to gain appeal beyond a Democratic primary.
The Boston Globe, 11/18/2019

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. Feckless

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

To seize another’s place, authority, or possession wrongfully.

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

A system of names used in an art or science:


2. Recapitulate

A system of names used in an art or science:

Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane.

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.


3. Infrastructure

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.

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

A part, portion, or share.


4. Lucid

Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.

Clear to the understanding.

The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.

Having one’s true identity concealed.


5. Fiduciary

Playfully jocular; humorous

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

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

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


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