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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 


The encouragement of another person to commit a crime.

Sources told ABC News that Trump watched the impeachment proceedings on television and grew angry as he witnessed former supporters, including House GOP leaders Liz Cheney and Kevin McCarthy, support the charge of “incitement of insurrection” or blame the president directly for the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution, 01/18/2021

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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 iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates.

Not interesting; dull:

To bring under control; conquer.

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

2. Antebellum

Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.

Very talkative; garrulous.

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

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

3. Circumlocution

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.

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill.

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

4. Abstemious

Eating and drinking in moderation.

To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

Everyday; commonplace.

5. Usurp

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

Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid.

Put together; created.

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

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