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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.
This Week's Word In The News 

LIVID

DEFINITION:
Extremely angry; furious.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
And now they're livid over his proposed 7,000-square-foot temple expansion, which the Santa Clara County Board of supervisors will consider Feb. 9.
The San Jose Mercury News, 02/01/2016

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 come into view.

jut

contributions

emerge

outlandish


2. A pleasant smell or odour.

fragrance

momentum

bluff

somber


3. To finish successfully

somber

defiance

accomplish

debris


4. A barrier constructed across a road, especially as a military defense.

uncanny

ominous

reference

barricade


5. Timid, fearful, overly cautious

diminish

interdependence

affect

meticulous


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