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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 

SIPHON

DEFINITION:
To take funds, especially illegally or deceitfully, from another source in small increments.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
According to Forbes, Ross is alleged to have siphoned or stolen more than $120 million from business partners and customers.
The Boston Globe, 08/13/2018

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. Abrogate

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

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

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

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


2. Vortex

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

A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.

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

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.


3. Tautology

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

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

Division into ordered groups or categories.

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.


4. Respiration

The science and technology of building electronic circuits and devices from single atoms and molecules.

Having a bad disposition; surly.

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

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


5. Subjugate

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

To bring under control; conquer.

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

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.


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