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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.
This Week's Word In The News 


Something that is the result of an action, decision, etc.

The political ramifications are big and at least on paper favors Democrats, as Puerto Ricans tend to vote for the party.
The Tampa Bay Times, 11/13/2017

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. Usurp

To seize another’s place, authority, or possession wrongfully.

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth:

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

2. Quotidian

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

Everyday; commonplace.

To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

3. Laissez faire

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

4. Loquacious

Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.

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

Very talkative; garrulous.

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

5. Contradiction

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

Logical incongruity

Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

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