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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 

PARDON

DEFINITION:
The excusing of an offense without exacting a penalty. A release from the legal penalties of an offense.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
President Donald Trump said Saturday that he has "complete power" to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference in last year's presidential election.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 07/24/2017

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. A diligent, dependable worker.

Enfranchise

Evanescent

Yeoman

Soliloquy


2. To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate.

Winnow

Xenophobe

Detritus

Hubris


3. Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

Lugubrious

Vacuous

Euro

Thermodynamics


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

Fatuous

Respiration

Vehement

Subjugate


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

Gamete

Plasma

Fiduciary

Auspicious


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