Words in the News

This Week's Word In The News 

SURROGATE

DEFINITION:
A person appointed to act for another; a deputy.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He cited "partisan, unprofessional" messages tweeted by DeSantis surrogate Christina Pushaw and the amount of money the governor's office had calculated in free media coverage: $2.4 million in two weeks.
The Panama City News Herald, 01/22/2023

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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. Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

Reciprocal

Recapitulate

Reparation

Expurgate


2. A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.

Respiration

Soliloquy

Vehement

Interpolate


3. Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.

Tautology

Abstemious

Moiety

Impeach


4. To seize another’s place, authority, or possession wrongfully.

Impeach

Lexicon

Usurp

Abjure


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

Churlish

Detritus

Polymer

Oxidize


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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.