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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 


Confinement or imprisonment, usually for a short time.

A push to ban privatized immigration detention centers across Illinois is headed for Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk.
The Chicago Tribune, 05/20/2019

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. Enervate

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

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

A form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life,

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

2. Supercilious

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

3. Circumnavigate

To proceed completely around:

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

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

4. Reciprocal

The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

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

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

5. Thermodynamics

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.

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

To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.

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