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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 


An enclosed aerial walkway connecting two buildings. Also, a route used by airlines or an elevated highway.

That implication, that Minneapolis would be better off without its skyways, sparked intense debate.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 04/24/2017

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. Homogeneous

The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.

Of the same or similar nature or kind

To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill.

A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:

2. Loquacious

Very talkative; garrulous.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

3. Lugubrious

Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.

Tumultuous; stormy.

Logical incongruity

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

4. Pecuniary

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

Of or relating to money

A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.

5. Enfranchise

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

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

Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units,

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

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