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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 

INAUGURAL

DEFINITION:
Of, relating to, or characteristic of an inauguration. The ceremonial induction into a position.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
But the name apparently strikes too close to home for inaugural organizers.
The Denver Post, 01/16/2017

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. The lowest point

Gauche

Nadir

Circumnavigate

Notarize


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

Irony

Chicanery

Oligarchy

Contradiction


3. The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

Pecuniary

Mitosis

Recapitulate

Hypotenuse


4. To picture falsely; misrepresent.

Vacuous

Lucid

Belie

Abjure


5. To make an accusation against.

Unctuous

Impeach

Hemoglobin

Obsequious


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