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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 

SUBORN

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

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“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

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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. Temblor

A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.

Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane.

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

Clear to the understanding.


2. Chicanery

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.


3. Lugubrious

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

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

Put together; created.

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


4. Unctuous

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

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

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


5. Euro

To bring under control; conquer.

Division into ordered groups or categories.

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary


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