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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 

PROGRESSIVE

DEFINITION:
Promoting political or social reform usually through government action to improve the lot of the majority.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He also offered a thinly veiled suggestion that progressive priorities Warren and Sanders have pushed will struggle to gain appeal beyond a Democratic primary.
The Boston Globe, 11/18/2019

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

Suffragist

Parabola

Circumlocution

Totalitarian


2. Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid.

Circumlocution

Totalitarian

Xenophobe

Diffident


3. The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

Homogeneous

Abrogate

Moiety

Respiration


4. Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.

Oligarchy

Facetious

Antebellum

Vacuous


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

Gerrymander

Loquacious

Auspicious

Hypotenuse


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