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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 

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

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. Lucid

Clear to the understanding.

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.


2. Moiety

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.

To bring under control; conquer.

A part, portion, or share.


3. Expurgate

To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

To modify, as by shortening or simplifying or by skewing the content in a certain manner.

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.


4. Reparation

To modify, as by shortening or simplifying or by skewing the content in a certain manner.

Feeling or showing haughty disdain.

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.


5. Paradigm

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

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

Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane.

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.


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