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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 

REGISTRY

DEFINITION:
An official written record of names or events or transactions.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The university will not cooperate with any federal effort to create a registry of individuals based on any protected characteristics such as religion, national origin, race or sexual orientation.
The San Jose Mercury News, 12/05/2016

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. To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.

Enfranchise

Subjugate

Homogeneous

Quasar


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

Quasar

Yeoman

Detritus

Notarize


3. A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

Parameter

Antebellum

Incognito

Bellicose


4. Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

Evanescent

Circumnavigate

Infrastructure

Gerrymander


5. A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.

Infrastructure

Gerrymander

Impeach

Metamorphosis


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