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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 

PALSY

DEFINITION:
Paralysis, generally partial, whereby a local body area is incapable of voluntary movement.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
In his third season doing TV play-by-play for the White Sox, Jason Benetti has become a familiar figure to the baseball community, as have his cerebral palsy and the distinct limp that goes with it.
The Chicago Tribune, 05/21/2018

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. Plasma

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

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

Architectural.


2. Homogeneous

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

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

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

Of the same or similar nature or kind


3. Gamete

To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.

A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.

Having a bad disposition; surly.

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.


4. Antebellum

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

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

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

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


5. Detritus

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

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

Not interesting; dull:

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


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