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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 


A picturesque grouping of persons or objects; a striking scene.

More than 600 “sister marches” were planned around the world, and plenty of men were part of the tableau, too.
The Detroit News, 01/23/2017

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. Interpolate

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.


To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

Having a bad disposition; surly.

2. Sanguine

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

3. Quasar

An extremely distant, and thus old, celestial object whose power output is several thousand times that of our entire galaxy.

The iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates.

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

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

4. Fiduciary

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.

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

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

5. Wrought

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

Put together; created.

The science and technology of building electronic circuits and devices from single atoms and molecules.

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