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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 


Pretended; sham; counterfeit.

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. Obsequious

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

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

2. Kinetic

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

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

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

3. Yeoman

A diligent, dependable worker.

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

Eating and drinking in moderation.

Lacking social polish; tactless.

4. Detritus

Lacking social polish; tactless.

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

A product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away; debris.

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

5. Enfranchise

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

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

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

The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.

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