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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 


A legal document that commands a person or entity to testify as a witness at a specified time and place.

Workers at Mar-a-Lago, former President Donald Trump's Palm Beach club, have reportedly been subpoenaed in the investigation into his keeping of classified documents at the property.
, 03/20/2023

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. Antebellum

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

2. Euro

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

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

To bring under control; conquer.

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

3. Chromosome

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid.

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

4. Lexicon

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

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

Lacking social polish; tactless.

To proceed completely around:

5. Hegemony

Tumultuous; stormy.

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

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

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.

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