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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. Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

area

repugnant

weather

contributions


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

scarcity

influence

infer

potential


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

current

vulnerable

somber

deft


4. To notice or view, especially carefully or with attention to detail.

observe

reflection

adversary

detail


5. Salty or slightly salty, as a mixture of fresh and sea water, such as that found in estuaries

reference

brackish

emerge

bluff


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This Week's Word In The News 

RENDITION

DEFINITION:
An interpretation, as of a role or a piece of music.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Lizbet Martínez, the Cuban rafter girl who warmed the hearts of U.S. Coast Guard officers and many others across the nation 20 years ago with her rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner, still has the violin that made her famous.
The Miami Herald, 09/01/2014