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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 

SUBORN

DEFINITION:
To induce (a person) to commit an unlawful or evil act.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign that I was concerned about because of known Russian efforts to suborn such individuals,” Mr. Brennan told lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee.
The New York Times, 05/29/2017

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. Hegemony

Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.

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

An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women.

Eating and drinking in moderation.


2. Yeoman

A diligent, dependable worker.

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

A form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life,

To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.


3. Vortex

To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.

Playfully jocular; humorous


4. Oligarchy

To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority.

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

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

Clear to the understanding.


5. Moiety

A part, portion, or share.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

To renounce under oath; forswear.

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


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