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Words in the News

This Week's Word In The News 

ELECTIONEERING

DEFINITION:
The activity of trying to persuade people to vote for a particular political party or candidate.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
These campaigns avoided electioneering violations because they didn’t advocate for a candidate or ballot initiative.
Denton Record Chronicle , 02/26/2024

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5 High School Words

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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. Reparation

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.

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

A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.


2. Oxidize

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

A form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life,

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

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


3. Enervate

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

To proceed completely around:

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.


4. Soliloquy

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

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.

Tumultuous; stormy.

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


5. Xenophobe

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

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

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

A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.


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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.