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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 clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.

restitution

sabotage

clarify

persistent


2. Strange or mysterious, esp. in an unsettling way

illuminate

momentum

hasten

uncanny


3. The extent to which something matters; importance

significance

area

element

monotonous


4. The quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable

muster

value

dispel

ember


5. In order of time from the earliest to the latest

source

cunning

chronological

brandish


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This Week's Word In The News 

NOXIOUS

DEFINITION:
Physically harmful or destructive to living beings

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Supporters say a statewide bag ban is needed to wipe out a particularly noxious form of litter that kills marine life in the Pacific Ocean and costs Californians $25 million a year to collect and bury.
The San Jose Mercury-News, 08/25/2014