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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 


A paved public walk, typically one along a waterfront at a resort.

Gunfire erupted Friday morning near the Third Street promenade in Santa Monica when a guard carrying money from an armored truck shot at a man armed with a knife who police say tried to rob him.
The Los Angeles Times, 08/19/2019

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

Put together; created.

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.

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

2. Obsequious

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

Clear to the understanding.

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

3. Jejune

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

A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.

Not interesting; dull:

Having one’s true identity concealed.

4. Suffragist

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

A product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away; debris.

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

Lacking social polish; tactless.

5. Fatuous

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

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

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

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

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