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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 

ERRATICALLY

DEFINITION:
In a way that is not regular, certain, or expected.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Police officers said he was acting erratically and posed an “immediate threat,” according to the incident report.
The Orlando Sentinel, 05/20/2024

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

Gerrymander

Laissez faire

Notarize

Subjugate


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

Hegemony

Euro

Orthography

Oxidize


3. Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

Omnipotent

Precipitous

Contradiction

Homogeneous


4. A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.

Parabola

Thermodynamics

Enervate

Vortex


5. Having one’s true identity concealed.

Evanescent

Incognito

Kowtow

Obsequious


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