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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 

DETENTION

DEFINITION:
Confinement or imprisonment, usually for a short time.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A push to ban privatized immigration detention centers across Illinois is headed for Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk.
The Chicago Tribune, 05/20/2019

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. Abrogate

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

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

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

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary


2. Antebellum

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

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

Division into ordered groups or categories.

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


3. Bellicose

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

Everyday; commonplace.

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

Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid.


4. Hubris

Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid.

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

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.


5. Deciduous

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

Eating and drinking in moderation.

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

The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.


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