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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 

SPECULATE

DEFINITION:
To indulge in conjectural thought.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
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. The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.

Reparation

Temblor

Filibuster

Paradigm


2. The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

Circumlocution

Parameter

Evanescent

Moiety


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

Gerrymander

Plasma

Feckless

Sanguine


4. A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.

Gamete

Loquacious

Subjugate

Photosynthesis


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

Abjure

Nanotechnology

Enervate

Suffragist


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