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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 


To take funds, especially illegally or deceitfully, from another source in small increments.

According to Forbes, Ross is alleged to have siphoned or stolen more than $120 million from business partners and customers.
The Boston Globe, 08/13/2018

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

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

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

2. Abstemious

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

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

Having one’s true identity concealed.

Eating and drinking in moderation.

3. Infrastructure

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

To proceed completely around:

A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.

4. Hemoglobin

A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.

The iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates.

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

5. Reparation

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

To make an accusation against.

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.

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