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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 

ESPIONAGE

DEFINITION:
The act of obtaining secret or confidential information (intelligence) from non-disclosed sources or divulging of the same without the permission of the holder of the information.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Federal authorities sought a range of highly sensitive documents, including 11 caches of classified materials, indicating that the federal investigation was examining possible violations of the espionage Act, according to documents unsealed Friday.
The Palm Beach Post, 08/15/2022

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. Enervate

To modify, as by shortening or simplifying or by skewing the content in a certain manner.

An extremely distant, and thus old, celestial object whose power output is several thousand times that of our entire galaxy.

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

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.


2. Soliloquy

To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.

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.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.


3. Tautology

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.

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

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

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary


4. Tectonic

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

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

Architectural.


5. Sanguine

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

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

To proceed completely around:

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.


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