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Words in the News

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 

UNSOLICITED

DEFINITION:
Not requested or invited; unwelcome.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
It was an unsolicited copy of The Epoch Times, a conservative news outlet with ties to a cult-like Chinese spiritual group called Falun Gong, whose leader has claimed he can levitate and perform healing miracles.
The Denver Post, 11/11/2019

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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. Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

Thermodynamics

Gerrymander

Filibuster

Auspicious


2. Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

Oligarchy

Suffragist

Precipitous

Bellicose


3. Having a harmful effect; injurious.

Evanescent

Deleterious

Tectonic

Epiphany


4. The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

Gamete

Mitosis

Respiration

Omnipotent


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

Lexicon

Notarize

Infrastructure

Belie


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