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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 


An official written record of names or events or transactions.

The university will not cooperate with any federal effort to create a registry of individuals based on any protected characteristics such as religion, national origin, race or sexual orientation.
The San Jose Mercury News, 12/05/2016

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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. Omnipotent

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

Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.

The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

2. Subjugate

Having one’s true identity concealed.

To bring under control; conquer.

To make an accusation against.

Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane.

3. Recapitulate

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid.

4. Orthography

A diligent, dependable worker.

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

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

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

5. Chicanery

A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

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

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