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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. A barrier constructed across a road, especially as a military defense.

barricade

exhilarate

fragrance

affect


2. Deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements

source

infer

malleable

narrate


3. To bump into or brush against while in motion.

cause

imperious

jostle

recluse


4. The power to affect, control or manipulate something or someone; the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decisions.

tactic

weather

knoll

influence


5. To make stable or firm; to confirm.

obstacles

establish

concoction

dismal


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This Week's Word In The News 

STATUTE

DEFINITION:
A written law passed by a legislative body.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Why Hernandez, mayor of Miami-Dade County’s second-largest city, can’t be charged with violating Florida’s loan-sharking laws is clear: The statute of limitations — one year — ran out long ago.
The Miami Herald, 04/21/2014