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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 

MANDATORY

DEFINITION:
Authoritatively ordered; obligatory; compulsory.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Back in Sonoma, resident Paul Giles had evacuated Tuesday, but after hearing reports about Saturday morning’s fires, he returned to check on his house, located in a mandatory evacuation zone a few miles east of downtown.
The San Jose Mercury News, 10/16/2017

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. Tempestuous

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

Tumultuous; stormy.

Playfully jocular; humorous

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


2. Totalitarian

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

A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality

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

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


3. Belie

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.


4. Nomenclature

A system of names used in an art or science:

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

To make an accusation against.

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


5. Reciprocal

To make an accusation against.

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

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

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.


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