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.
This Week's Word In The News 


Pretended; sham; counterfeit.

One Twitter user said, ‘‘After the terrible events #lastnightinSweden, IKEA have sold out of this’’ and posted a mock Ikea instruction manual on how to build a ‘‘Border Wall.’’
The Boston Globe, 02/20/2017

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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. gusto

The quantity of motion of a moving body; the impetus gained by a moving object

Brief, concise, to the point.

Enthusiasm; enjoyment, vigor

To cause to float easily or gently through the air

2. frequency

A long flat-topped fixture in a store or bank across which business is conducted with customers.

To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.

The rate of occurrence of anything; the relationship between incidence and time period.

Examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of something, esp. information.

3. meticulous

To talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly; to utter gibberish or nonsense.

A piece of written, printed, or electronic matter that provides information or evidence or that serves as an official record.

A feeling of contempt or scorn.

Timid, fearful, overly cautious

4. influence

A state of confused and noisy disturbance

The power to affect, control or manipulate something or someone; the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decisions.

The energy and strength for continuing to do something over a long period of time ; power of sustained exertion, or resistance to hardship, illness etc.

To identify by or divide into classes; to categorize.

5. translucent

To identify by or divide into classes; to categorize.

The force or energy of a collision of two objects.

Scattered fragments, typically of something wrecked or destroyed

Allowing light to pass through but diffusing it

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