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This Week's Word In The News 

ELECTIONEERING

DEFINITION:
The activity of trying to persuade people to vote for a particular political party or candidate.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
These campaigns avoided electioneering violations because they didn’t advocate for a candidate or ballot initiative.
Denton Record Chronicle , 02/26/2024

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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. Kilometer

A rebirth or revival.

To stress or emphasize; intensify

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).


2. Voracious

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.

To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.


3. Silhouette

To cringe in fear

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus

The main character in a drama or other literary work.


4. Pulverize

To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.


5. Divulge

One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

To proclaim publicly


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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.