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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. Deception by trickery or sophistry.

Suffragist

Chicanery

Expurgate

Inculcate


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

Facetious

Detritus

Subjugate

Taxonomy


3. A system of names used in an art or science:

Nomenclature

Antebellum

Vacuous

Enervate


4. A part, portion, or share.

Tectonic

Moiety

Impeach

Vortex


5. Having a bad disposition; surly.

Incontrovertible

Orthography

Churlish

Abrogate


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This Week's Word In The News 

BREACH

DEFINITION:
An opening, tear, or rupture. A violation or infraction.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Massive data breaches at retailers like Home Depot and Target are finally pushing credit card issuers to adopt the technology known as “chip and PIN” which is much more secure than the magnetic swipe strips used in the United States.
The Boston Globe, 04/20/2015