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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 

REPERTOIRE

DEFINITION:
A list or supply of the dramas, pieces, or parts that a company or person is prepared to perform.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The story of his immigrant parents, the poetry recitations and the historical references have been part of Blagojevich’s repertoire since his earliest days in politics.
The Chicago Tribune, 02/24/2020

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. Laissez faire

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

Of the same or similar nature or kind

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

A part, portion, or share.


2. Lugubrious

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

A part, portion, or share.

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

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


3. Oxidize

To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.

A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.

The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.

Tumultuous; stormy.


4. Oligarchy

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

Playfully jocular; humorous

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

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.


5. Nomenclature

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

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

A system of names used in an art or science:


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