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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. To sway back and forth; to totter or reel.

waver

falter

attentive

waft


2. A form of acrobatic display which involves the dramatic bending and flexing of the human body.

contortion

sociable

recuperate

persistent


3. A glowing piece of coal or wood.

persistent

evidence

ember

unsightly


4. To hear a conversation one is not intended to hear; to listen in.

uncanny

precipice

gusto

eavesdrop


5. To refill; to renew; to supply again or to add a fresh quantity.

conclude

replenish

imperious

significance


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This Week's Word In The News 

AVERSION

DEFINITION:
A strong feeling of dislike, opposition, repugnance, or antipathy.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
One after another, men and women cited job commitments, destination weddings, an aversion to the death penalty, or a certainty of guilt as reasons to prevent them from sitting on a trial expected to last at least three months.
The Boston Globe, 01/26/2015