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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.

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. Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

Feckless

Loquacious

Mitosis

Jejune


2. Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

Reparation

Contradiction

Vehement

Equinox


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

Equinox

Precipitous

Inculcate

Gerrymander


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

Nomenclature

Enfranchise

Unctuous

Subjugate


5. A diligent, dependable worker.

Yeoman

Abjure

Quotidian

Pecuniary


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This Week's Word In The News 

LANDFALL

DEFINITION:
The reaching of land by an oceanic storm or a part, especially the eye, of a storm.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
We now enter our 10th year since then and still not a single hurricane has had a Florida landfall.
The Palm Beach Post, 06/22/2015