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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 

SPECULATE

DEFINITION:
To indulge in conjectural thought.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Asked Sunday morning whether wind speeds could have contributed to the crash, Bradley said he would “not begin to speculate.”
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 02/12/2018

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

Loquacious

Nanotechnology

Temblor

Irony


2. A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:

Inculcate

Soliloquy

Bellicose

Lexicon


3. Noninterference in the affairs of others.

Chromosome

Subjugate

Laissez faire

Nomenclature


4. To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.

Euro

Vortex

Auspicious

Oxidize


5. Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.

Kowtow

Epiphany

Oligarchy

Quotidian


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