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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. Sanguine

To bring under control; conquer.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

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

2. Nihilism

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.

Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

3. Reparation

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

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

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

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.

4. Facetious

The lowest point

Playfully jocular; humorous

Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.

The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.

5. Vacuous

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.

Very talkative; garrulous.

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

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