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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 

MANDATORY

DEFINITION:
Authoritatively ordered; obligatory; compulsory.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Back in Sonoma, resident Paul Giles had evacuated Tuesday, but after hearing reports about Saturday morning’s fires, he returned to check on his house, located in a mandatory evacuation zone a few miles east of downtown.
The San Jose Mercury News, 10/16/2017

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. Deleterious

To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.

Having a harmful effect; injurious.

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

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.


2. Circumlocution

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

To renounce under oath; forswear.

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.


3. Irony

The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.

The lowest point

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

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.


4. Homogeneous

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality

Of the same or similar nature or kind

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.


5. Quotidian

Everyday; commonplace.

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

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

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


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