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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 

ANTHROPOMORPHIC

DEFINITION:
Ascribing human form or attributes to a being or thing not human.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Where critics adored the anthropomorphic singing cartoons of the original, they felt the nature documentary look drove a wedge between viewers and the beloved characters.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 07/15/2019

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. Equinox

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

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

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

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


2. Oxidize

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

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

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

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.


3. Incognito

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

Tumultuous; stormy.

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

Having one’s true identity concealed.


4. Filibuster

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

Clear to the understanding.

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


5. Taxonomy

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

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

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

Division into ordered groups or categories.


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