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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 

IMPROMPTU

DEFINITION:
Made or done without previous preparation;suddenly or hastily prepared;improvised.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The order even allows liquor stores and recreational cannabis dispensaries to remain open for business should the second week of impromptu homeschooling create an essential need.
The Chicago Tribune, 03/23/2020

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. Moiety

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

A part, portion, or share.

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

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.


2. Obsequious

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

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

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

Clear to the understanding.


3. Oxidize

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

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

A form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life,

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


4. Yeoman

A diligent, dependable worker.

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

The science and technology of building electronic circuits and devices from single atoms and molecules.

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.


5. Respiration

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth:


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