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

persistent

stamina

except

restitution


2. The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.

restitution

swagger

foresight

imperious


3. A pleasant smell or odour.

observe

fragrance

potential

boundary


4. The smaller number or part, esp. a number that is less than half the whole number

minority

construct

emerge

dismal


5. A thing that is granted, esp. in response to demands.

scurry

compromise

narrate

oppose


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This Week's Word In The News 

IDEOLOGICAL

DEFINITION:
Pertaining to or characteristic of an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A push to use state taxpayer dollars to continue the program failed in the Republican-led state Senate earlier this year, killed by ideological and fiscal objections.
The Denver Post, 08/03/2015