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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.

Words in the News Quiz
5 Elementary 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. Natural ability to acquire knowledge or skill.

aptitude

zeal

observe

economy


2. The extent to which something matters; importance

significance

restitution

dismal

illuminate


3. More than half (50%) of some group

illuminate

concoction

majority

pristine


4. Facts or observations presented in support of an assertion.

falter

counter

debris

evidence


5. To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.

accomplish

analyze

recuperate

area


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This Week's Word In The News 

DE RIGUEUR 

DEFINITION:
Strictly required, as by etiquette, usage, or fashion.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Multicourse meals based on a book’s theme is de rigueur for one group, while black authors and characters spark the discussion in another.
The Miami Herald, 11/24/2014