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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 

SUBORN

DEFINITION:
To induce (a person) to commit an unlawful or evil act.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign that I was concerned about because of known Russian efforts to suborn such individuals,” Mr. Brennan told lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee.
The New York Times, 05/29/2017

Words in the News Quiz
5 Elementary 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. habitation

To overpower; to subdue; to put down.

Sly; crafty; clever in surreptitious behaviour.

The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy.

The energy and strength for continuing to do something over a long period of time ; power of sustained exertion, or resistance to hardship, illness etc.


2. conclude

The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger.

To end, to come to an end.

Exhibiting guilty or evasive secrecy.

Progress toward a goal.


3. document

To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle

Unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied

A piece of written, printed, or electronic matter that provides information or evidence or that serves as an official record.

To cause to take physical form, or to cause an object to appear.


4. circumference

To exclude; to specify as being an exception.

Quick and neat in action; skillful.

The line that bounds a circle or other two-dimensional figure.

To set fire to (something), to light (something)


5. oppose

Subject; theme; a category or general area of interest.

A long flat-topped fixture in a store or bank across which business is conducted with customers.

To come into view.

To attempt to stop the progression of.


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