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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 

GIG

DEFINITION:
A job usually for a specified time.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Row is part of the “gig-economy” of independent workers in Colorado — a growing number of whom use phone apps such as Uber, Lyft and Airbnb to connect directly with customers and allow more flexibility than traditional work.
The Denver Post, 08/14/2017

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. Subjugate

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

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

To bring under control; conquer.

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


2. Circumnavigate

Not interesting; dull:

To proceed completely around:

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

Everyday; commonplace.


3. Respiration

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

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

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

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


4. Usurp

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

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

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

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


5. Tautology

Logical incongruity

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

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.


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