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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

COMMUNAL

DEFINITION:
Individuals who gather into social groups.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
It has also proved especially deadly among some communal mammals, such as elephant seals and sea lions in South America, as well as caged fur-farmed animals in Europe.
The Los Angeles Times, 04/15/2024

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

Yeoman

Irony

Acumen

Enfranchise


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

Enfranchise

Fatuous

Hubris

Notarize


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

Nadir

Xenophobe

Obsequious

Soliloquy


4. Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

Soliloquy

Tautology

Reciprocal

Evanescent


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

Circumlocution

Temblor

Sanguine

Hemoglobin


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