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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. A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

Expurgate

Abjure

Epiphany

Deciduous


2. Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

Wrought

Fiduciary

Loquacious

Bellicose


3. The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.

Belie

Omnipotent

Hegemony

Circumnavigate


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

Hemoglobin

Detritus

Gerrymander

Nanotechnology


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

Nanotechnology

Incontrovertible

Soliloquy

Reparation


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This Week's Word In The News 

AVERSION

DEFINITION:
A strong feeling of dislike, opposition, repugnance, or antipathy.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
One after another, men and women cited job commitments, destination weddings, an aversion to the death penalty, or a certainty of guilt as reasons to prevent them from sitting on a trial expected to last at least three months.
The Boston Globe, 01/26/2015