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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 


To begin a course of action.

Howell’s lawsuit had accused Meldeau, 77, of embarking on a campaign of harassment and urged the court to require him to employ an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida to report any future potential code violations on Howell’s property.
Fort Luderdale Sun-Sentinel, 05/27/2024

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

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

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

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

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

2. Paradigm

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

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

3. Reciprocal

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

Eating and drinking in moderation.

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

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

4. Deleterious

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

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

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

5. Epiphany

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

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

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.

The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.

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