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Words in the News

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 

SUBORN

DEFINITION:
To induce (a person) to commit an unlawful or evil act.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign that I was concerned about because of known Russian efforts to suborn such individuals,” Mr. Brennan told lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee.
The New York Times, 05/29/2017

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5 High School Words

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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. An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.

Ziggurat

Nihilism

Lexicon

Infrastructure


2. Noninterference in the affairs of others.

Laissez faire

Deleterious

Jejune

Hypotenuse


3. To show servile deference.

Evanescent

Kowtow

Oligarchy

Tempestuous


4. A system of names used in an art or science:

Feckless

Nomenclature

Gerrymander

Circumlocution


5. Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

Hubris

Diffident

Unctuous

Orthography


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