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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 

TABLEAU

DEFINITION:
A picturesque grouping of persons or objects; a striking scene.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
More than 600 “sister marches” were planned around the world, and plenty of men were part of the tableau, too.
The Detroit News, 01/23/2017

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. compromise

Of a central nature, first and foremost

The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger.

More or most likely to be exposed to the chance of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

A thing that is granted, esp. in response to demands.


2. engross

To completely engage the attention of.

Bizarre, strange

One of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based.

To start (a fire) or light (a torch).


3. reflection

To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.

The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it

The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.

Flexible, liable to change.


4. illuminate

Something small enough to escape casual notice.

To clarify or make something understandable

Sly; crafty; clever in surreptitious behaviour.

Exhibiting guilty or evasive secrecy.


5. dispel

To drive away by scattering, or so to cause to vanish.

The fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.

To come into view.

Brief, concise, to the point.


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