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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 

PALSY

DEFINITION:
Paralysis, generally partial, whereby a local body area is incapable of voluntary movement.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
In his third season doing TV play-by-play for the White Sox, Jason Benetti has become a familiar figure to the baseball community, as have his cerebral palsy and the distinct limp that goes with it.
The Chicago Tribune, 05/21/2018

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. Tautology

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

A diligent, dependable worker.

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.


2. Obsequious

Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.


3. Omnipotent

Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.

To make an accusation against.

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

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


4. Temblor

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

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

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

Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane.


5. Bowdlerize

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

A system of names used in an art or science:

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.


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