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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 


An often secret action taken by two or more parties to achieve an illegal or improper purpose.

And it could mean Trump Jr. crossed the legal line on collusion with Russia.
The Chicago Tribune, 07/17/2017

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. Enervate

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

A diligent, dependable worker.

2. Hegemony

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

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

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

3. Abrogate

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

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

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.

A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.

4. Euro

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

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

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

5. Suffragist

Of the same or similar nature or kind

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

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

Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.

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