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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 

DIRE

DEFINITION:
Causing or involving great fear or suffering; dreadful; terrible.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
As insulin prices have soared, some people have been forced to pursue alternatives such as seeking options from other countries, lower-quality products or rationing their supply of insulin, which can have dire consequences.
The Chicago Tribune, 01/27/2020

Words in the News Quiz
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. Enfranchise

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

The science and technology of building electronic circuits and devices from single atoms and molecules.

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


2. Expurgate

To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.

Logical incongruity

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.


3. Epiphany

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 sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

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


4. Loquacious

Playfully jocular; humorous

Very talkative; garrulous.

To modify, as by shortening or simplifying or by skewing the content in a certain manner.

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.


5. Hemoglobin

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

The iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates.

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary


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