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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 

PROGRESSIVE

DEFINITION:
Promoting political or social reform usually through government action to improve the lot of the majority.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He also offered a thinly veiled suggestion that progressive priorities Warren and Sanders have pushed will struggle to gain appeal beyond a Democratic primary.
The Boston Globe, 11/18/2019

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. Loquacious

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

Very talkative; garrulous.

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

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.


2. Orthography

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

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

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

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


3. Jejune

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

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

Not interesting; dull:

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


4. Expurgate

The iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates.

Logical incongruity

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

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.


5. Laissez faire

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

To bring under control; conquer.

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

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


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