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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 


A picturesque grouping of persons or objects; a striking scene.

More than 600 “sister marches” were planned around the world, and plenty of men were part of the tableau, too.
The Detroit News, 01/23/2017

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. Enervate

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth:

A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.

2. Omnipotent

Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth:

A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.

Tumultuous; stormy.

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

3. Tautology

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.

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

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.

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

4. Chicanery

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

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

5. Inculcate

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

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

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

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

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