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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 

MOCK

DEFINITION:
Pretended; sham; counterfeit.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
One Twitter user said, ‘‘After the terrible events #lastnightinSweden, IKEA have sold out of this’’ and posted a mock Ikea instruction manual on how to build a ‘‘Border Wall.’’
The Boston Globe, 02/20/2017

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. An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women.

Totalitarian

Vacuous

Parabola

Suffragist


2. A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.

Inculcate

Vortex

Reparation

Circumnavigate


3. The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

Circumnavigate

Oligarchy

Deciduous

Hypotenuse


4. An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.

Quotidian

Usurp

Omnipotent

Infrastructure


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

Temblor

Fiduciary

Impeach

Tautology


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