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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 


Necessary. Very important; of high importance.

What exactly is an “essential” store that can stay open over the next two weeks during Minnesota’s stay-at-home order?
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 03/30/2020

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. Belie

The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.

To make an accusation against.

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.

2. Acumen

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

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

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

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

3. Obsequious

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

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.

4. Homogeneous

Of the same or similar nature or kind

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

Eating and drinking in moderation.

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

5. Euro

Eating and drinking in moderation.

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

A part, portion, or share.

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

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