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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.

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. Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

Obsequious

Xenophobe

Auspicious

Nonsectarian


2. Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

Nonsectarian

Churlish

Bellicose

Bowdlerize


3. The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.

Plasma

Vortex

Vacuous

Recapitulate


4. To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority.

Vacuous

Recapitulate

Incontrovertible

Abrogate


5. The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

Oligarchy

Impeach

Circumlocution

Suffragist


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This Week's Word In The News 

PALLIATIVE

DEFINITION:
Relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He is receiving palliative care, and doctors have told the former mayor the next step is hospice care.
The Boston Globe, 10/27/2014