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

translucent

influence

falter

tactic


2. An attempt to deceive someone into believing that one can or will do something.

minority

cunning

bluff

construct


3. The fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.

swarm

interpret

eavesdrop

zeal


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

restitution

frequency

furtive

cause


5. Obvious or easy to notice.

vigilant

conspicuous

subside

jabber


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This Week's Word In The News 

LANDFALL

DEFINITION:
The reaching of land by an oceanic storm or a part, especially the eye, of a storm.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
We now enter our 10th year since then and still not a single hurricane has had a Florida landfall.
The Palm Beach Post, 06/22/2015