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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 

PILFER

DEFINITION:
To steal without detection, especially in small quantities.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Thieves are pilfering railroad cars in a crime that harks back to the days of horseback-riding bandits, but is fueled by a host of modern realities, including the rise of e-commerce and Southern California’s role as a hub for the movement of goods.
The Los Angeles Times, 01/17/2022

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. Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.

Oxidize

Circumnavigate

Chicanery

Equinox


2. Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.

Enervate

Tautology

Gerrymander

Paradigm


3. To bring under control; conquer.

Paradigm

Vacuous

Kinetic

Subjugate


4. Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

Feckless

Ziggurat

Quotidian

Nonsectarian


5. To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate.

Diffident

Acumen

Photosynthesis

Winnow


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