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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 indulge in conjectural thought.

Asked Sunday morning whether wind speeds could have contributed to the crash, Bradley said he would “not begin to speculate.”
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 02/12/2018

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. Hegemony

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

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

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

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.

2. Orthography

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

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

A system of names used in an art or science:

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

3. Ziggurat

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

Lacking social polish; tactless.

Not interesting; dull:

A form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life,

4. Acumen

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.

Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.

Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.

5. Nanotechnology

Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.

Logical incongruity

The science and technology of building electronic circuits and devices from single atoms and molecules.

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

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