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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 


Authoritatively ordered; obligatory; compulsory.

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. Nihilism

To renounce under oath; forswear.

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

A diligent, dependable worker.

A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.

2. Loquacious

To make an accusation against.

A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.

Very talkative; garrulous.

Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.

3. Interpolate

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

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

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

4. Epiphany

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

The lowest point

5. Irony

A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

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

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

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