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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 

ENGULF

DEFINITION:
To swallow up in or as in a gulf; overwhelm.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A man was killed after his speeding Tesla crashed and became engulfed in flames at the intersection of West Las Positas Boulevard and Hacienda Drive in Pleasanton, police say.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 01/20/2020

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

Suffragist

Churlish

Notarize

Incognito


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

Incognito

Chicanery

Oxidize

Taxonomy


3. The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.

Equinox

Photosynthesis

Omnipotent

Lugubrious


4. Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

Vortex

Vacuous

Jejune

Sanguine


5. To bring under control; conquer.

Parabola

Subjugate

Gerrymander

Nadir


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