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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 


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

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. Bellicose

To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

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

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

2. Chromosome

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

A part, portion, or share.

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

3. Tautology

Not interesting; dull:

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

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

4. Oxidize

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

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

Very talkative; garrulous.

The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.

5. Antebellum

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

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

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

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

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