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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. Existing or occurring at the moment.

current

boundary

emerge

obscure


2. To sway back and forth; to totter or reel.

emerge

obscure

repugnant

waver


3. Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

compromise

interpret

dispel

persistent


4. To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.

disdain

area

scurry

illuminate


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

cunning

muster

vulnerable

malleable


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This Week's Word In The News 

IMPISH

DEFINITION:
Resembling an imp; mischievous.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Cocking her head with an impish grin, 6-year-old Francisca Ajtum gives her holiday voice a spin at home in Florida City.
The Miami Herald, 12/15/2014