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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 excusing of an offense without exacting a penalty. A release from the legal penalties of an offense.

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he has "complete power" to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference in last year's presidential election.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 07/24/2017

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. Reparation

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

Tumultuous; stormy.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

Of or relating to money

2. Lugubrious

Of or relating to money

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

Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.

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

3. Temblor

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane.

4. Parabola

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.

A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.

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

5. Gauche

Lacking social polish; tactless.

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

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

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

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