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Words in the News

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 

INSURRECTION

DEFINITION:
An act or instance of rising in revolt, rebellion, or resistance against civil authority or an established government.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
he president also threatened to invoke the insurrection Act of 1807 to deploy federal troops to quell the protests.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 06/08/2020

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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. 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.

Lugubrious

Unctuous

Tautology

Gamete


2. To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.

Moiety

Enfranchise

Quotidian

Loquacious


3. Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

Evanescent

Detritus

Acumen

Bellicose


4. To proceed completely around:

Acumen

Bellicose

Lucid

Circumnavigate


5. Of or relating to money

Pecuniary

Interpolate

Nadir

Deciduous


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