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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 


Of, relating to, or characteristic of an inauguration. The ceremonial induction into a position.

But the name apparently strikes too close to home for inaugural organizers.
The Denver Post, 01/16/2017

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. Pecuniary

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

Of or relating to money

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

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

2. Inculcate

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

The lowest point

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

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.

3. Precipitous

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

Lacking social polish; tactless.

Put together; created.

A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

4. Moiety

A part, portion, or share.

A system of names used in an art or science:

A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

5. Incognito

Having one’s true identity concealed.

To renounce under oath; forswear.

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

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

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