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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 


A body of qualified voters.

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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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. Notarize

A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality

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

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

2. Abstemious

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

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

Eating and drinking in moderation.

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

3. Tectonic

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

The lowest point


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

4. Antebellum

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

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

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.

5. Euro

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

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

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.

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.

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