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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 


Authoritatively ordered; obligatory; compulsory.

Back in Sonoma, resident Paul Giles had evacuated Tuesday, but after hearing reports about Saturday morning’s fires, he returned to check on his house, located in a mandatory evacuation zone a few miles east of downtown.
The San Jose Mercury News, 10/16/2017

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. Enervate

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

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority.

2. Auspicious

Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

To modify, as by shortening or simplifying or by skewing the content in a certain manner.

3. Nomenclature

Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth:

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

A system of names used in an art or science:

4. Fatuous

To make an accusation against.

The iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates.

The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

5. Reparation

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

Logical incongruity

A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

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