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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 


To disturb or disquiet; stir up; irritate; vex.

The Writers Guild of America and the major Hollywood studios are closing in on a deal that would end a 145-day strike that has roiled the film and TV business and caused thousands of job losses.
The Los Angeles Times, 09/25/2023

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. Enfranchise

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.

Tumultuous; stormy.

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

2. Jejune

Not interesting; dull:

A product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away; debris.

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.

3. Abstemious

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.

Vacuously, smugly, and unconsciously foolish.

Eating and drinking in moderation.

4. Quasar

To make an accusation against.

An extremely distant, and thus old, celestial object whose power output is several thousand times that of our entire galaxy.

To seize another’s place, authority, or possession wrongfully.

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

5. Equinox

Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.

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

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

To bring under control; conquer.

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