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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 


Of, relating to, or financially supported by one or more church parishes. Of or relating to parochial schools.

He’s also learned what to do in the event that an armed intruder shows up at the North Center parochial school, which recently spent nearly $90,000 on a security system designed to quickly notify police if an active shooter is on church or school premises.
The Chicago Tribune, 09/17/2018

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. Kowtow

Of or relating to money

To show servile deference.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

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

2. Evanescent

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

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

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

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

3. Contradiction

Logical incongruity

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

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

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

4. Notarize

To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

To renounce under oath; forswear.

Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units,

5. Reparation

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

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill.

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