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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 

TRANSIENT

DEFINITION:
Staying only a short time; temporary.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Pam Spencer lives in the neighborhood and says that a group of transient homeless people have started living in the park.
The Boulder Daily Camera, 07/23/2018

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. To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.

Gerrymander

Vehement

Fiduciary

Quasar


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

Quasar

Mitosis

Irony

Contradiction


3. Deception by trickery or sophistry.

Unctuous

Chicanery

Antebellum

Omnipotent


4. The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

Omnipotent

Fatuous

Hypotenuse

Respiration


5. Having one’s true identity concealed.

Incognito

Totalitarian

Filibuster

Abrogate


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