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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

DEMOTION

DEFINITION:
A compulsory reduction in an employee's rank or job title within the organizational hierarchy of a company, public service department, or other body.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Aug. 22 complaint from five current and former female employees alleges discrimination; wrongful termination or demotion; harassment and intimidation; pay inequities; and other things.
The Dayton Daily News, 12/05/2022

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. Polymer

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.

Playfully jocular; humorous

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

Clear to the understanding.


2. Interpolate

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:

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

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


3. Churlish

Having a bad disposition; surly.

A system of names used in an art or science:

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

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


4. Respiration

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

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

Everyday; commonplace.

To make an accusation against.


5. Infrastructure

To make an accusation against.

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

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

An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.


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