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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. Usurp

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

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

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

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

2. Suffragist

Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.

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.

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

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

3. Xenophobe

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

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

To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.

A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

4. Fatuous

Lacking social polish; tactless.

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

To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

5. Acumen

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

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

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

Having one’s true identity concealed.

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