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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 

RATIFICATION

DEFINITION:
The official way to confirm something, usually by vote.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The deal has been up for a ratification vote by the district’s educators all week, with the results scheduled to be announced Monday.
The Denver Post, 02/24/2019

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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. Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

Antebellum

Enfranchise

Bellicose

Precipitous


2. To bring under control; conquer.

Nonsectarian

Detritus

Subjugate

Metamorphosis


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

Oxidize

Supercilious

Nihilism

Enervate


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

Nihilism

Enervate

Circumnavigate

Irony


5. Having a bad disposition; surly.

Lugubrious

Sanguine

Churlish

Yeoman


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