Words in the News

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 

MOCK

DEFINITION:
Pretended; sham; counterfeit.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
One Twitter user said, ‘‘After the terrible events #lastnightinSweden, IKEA have sold out of this’’ and posted a mock Ikea instruction manual on how to build a ‘‘Border Wall.’’
The Boston Globe, 02/20/2017

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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. significance

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

The extent to which something matters; importance

Exhibiting guilty or evasive secrecy.

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


2. analogy

A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects,

Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.

To identify by or divide into classes; to categorize.


3. compromise

Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.

To identify by or divide into classes; to categorize.

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.

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


4. recluse

To waver or be unsteady.

The quantity of motion of a moving body; the impetus gained by a moving object

Hidden, secret

To end, to come to an end.


5. destination

Make an idea, impression, or feeling known or understandable to someone.

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

A process of compensation for losses.

Existing or occurring at the moment.


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