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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 


The action or influence of people, groups, or things on one another.

Federal, state and local law enforcement were already aware of Reinking, 29, "due to previous interactions," police spokesman Don Aaron said.
The Memphis Commercial Appeal, 04/23/2018

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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. Subjugate

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

Tumultuous; stormy.

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.

To bring under control; conquer.

2. Bellicose

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.

Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.

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

3. Oxidize

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

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

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

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

4. Abrogate

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

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

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

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

5. Kowtow

To show servile deference.

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

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

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

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