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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 


Promoting political or social reform usually through government action to improve the lot of the majority.

He also offered a thinly veiled suggestion that progressive priorities Warren and Sanders have pushed will struggle to gain appeal beyond a Democratic primary.
The Boston Globe, 11/18/2019

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. Enervate

To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.

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

Of or relating to money

2. Notarize

The lowest point

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

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

3. Vortex

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

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

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

4. Taxonomy

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

Division into ordered groups or categories.

Having a bad disposition; surly.

To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill.

5. Abrogate

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

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.

Logical incongruity

Tumultuous; stormy.

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