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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.
This Week's Word In The News 

PILFER

DEFINITION:
To steal without detection, especially in small quantities.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Thieves are pilfering railroad cars in a crime that harks back to the days of horseback-riding bandits, but is fueled by a host of modern realities, including the rise of e-commerce and Southern California’s role as a hub for the movement of goods.
The Los Angeles Times, 01/17/2022

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. A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

Reciprocal

Photosynthesis

Parameter

Nihilism


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

Thermodynamics

Kinetic

Circumnavigate

Nanotechnology


3. The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

Euro

Yeoman

Bellicose

Vehement


4. Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

Bellicose

Vehement

Quotidian

Hubris


5. To renounce under oath; forswear.

Expurgate

Vortex

Facetious

Abjure


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