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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. Facetious

Playfully jocular; humorous

To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.


2. Orthography

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.


3. Nomenclature

To show servile deference.

To bring under control; conquer.

A system of names used in an art or science:

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.


4. Loquacious

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

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

Very talkative; garrulous.

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


5. Expurgate

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

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

To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.

Architectural.


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