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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 

ANTHROPOMORPHIC

DEFINITION:
Ascribing human form or attributes to a being or thing not human.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Where critics adored the anthropomorphic singing cartoons of the original, they felt the nature documentary look drove a wedge between viewers and the beloved characters.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 07/15/2019

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. Detritus

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

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.

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


2. Parabola

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

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

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

Having a bad disposition; surly.


3. Reciprocal

The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

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

To picture falsely; misrepresent.


4. Polymer

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

Eating and drinking in moderation.

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


5. Unctuous

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

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

The lowest point

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.


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