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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 


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

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

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. Laissez faire

Having a bad disposition; surly.

Everyday; commonplace.

Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units,

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

2. Abjure

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

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

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.

To renounce under oath; forswear.

3. Recapitulate

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate.

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

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

4. Gamete

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

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.

A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.

5. Oligarchy

A diligent, dependable worker.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.

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