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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.
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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. To make something by merging parts.

defiance

establish

compose

weather


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

source

concoction

observe

compromise


3. Something small enough to escape casual notice.

relationship

destination

aplomb

detail


4. Facts or observations presented in support of an assertion.

various

evidence

swagger

aptitude


5. Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

vigilant

serenity

clarify

swarm


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This Week's Word In The News 

DE RIGUEUR 

DEFINITION:
Strictly required, as by etiquette, usage, or fashion.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Multicourse meals based on a book’s theme is de rigueur for one group, while black authors and characters spark the discussion in another.
The Miami Herald, 11/24/2014