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Words in the News

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 

ELECTORATE

DEFINITION:
A body of qualified voters.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The coming presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump begins in a virtual dead heat, a competition between two candidates viewed unfavorably by a majority of the current electorate and with voters motivated as much by whom they don't like as by whom they do, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
The Denver Post, 05/23/2016

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5 High School Words

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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. Very talkative; garrulous.

Usurp

Loquacious

Paradigm

Hemoglobin


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

Hemoglobin

Xenophobe

Totalitarian

Irony


3. To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.

Notarize

Diffident

Respiration

Taxonomy


4. The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.

Taxonomy

Vortex

Photosynthesis

Acumen


5. Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

Obsequious

Winnow

Incognito

Hypotenuse


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