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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 


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

“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. Gauche

Lacking social polish; tactless.

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

A diligent, dependable worker.

A product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away; debris.

2. Lexicon

A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:

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

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

To show servile deference.

3. Gerrymander

To show servile deference.

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

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

Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth:

4. Auspicious

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

Division into ordered groups or categories.

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

A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

5. Feckless

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

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

To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate.

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

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