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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 

UNITY

DEFINITION:
A condition of harmony; the quality or state of being made one

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
I know speaking of unity can sound to some like a foolish fantasy these days.
The San Jose Mercury News, 01/25/2021

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. To make an accusation against.

Recapitulate

Impeach

Contradiction

Acumen


2. Architectural.

Tectonic

Abstemious

Nanotechnology

Facetious


3. Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

Homogeneous

Hubris

Metamorphosis

Pecuniary


4. A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.

Pecuniary

Reciprocal

Deciduous

Parabola


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

Filibuster

Unctuous

Wrought

Quasar


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