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

reflection

contortion

outlandish

circumference


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

convey

vulnerable

method

misgivings


3. A small hill or mound.

specimen

interdependence

knoll

potential


4. An inadequate amount of something; a shortage

cunning

oppose

reference

scarcity


5. Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

debris

jargon

repugnant

ember


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This Week's Word In The News 

BREACH

DEFINITION:
An opening, tear, or rupture. A violation or infraction.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Massive data breaches at retailers like Home Depot and Target are finally pushing credit card issuers to adopt the technology known as “chip and PIN” which is much more secure than the magnetic swipe strips used in the United States.
The Boston Globe, 04/20/2015