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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 


A respite from impending punishment, as from execution of a sentence of death.

Officials and administration supporters argue that programs designed to be short-lived reprieves had remained in place for years or even decades after the upheavals that first triggered them, in some cases shielding people who came illegally or overstayed visas.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 03/19/2018

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. Fatuous

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

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

To show servile deference.

2. Enfranchise

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

The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.

The lowest point

Having one’s true identity concealed.

3. Euro

Having one’s true identity concealed.

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

4. Omnipotent

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

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

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

The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.

5. Detritus

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

A product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away; debris.

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

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