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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. To stick out

hasten

jut

obscure

debris


2. Flexible, liable to change.

ember

weather

malleable

ensure


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

monotonous

muster

relationship

counter


4. Anything that assures a certain outcome.

analyze

affect

banish

guarantee


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

potential

commotion

kindle

waver


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This Week's Word In The News 

AVERSION

DEFINITION:
A strong feeling of dislike, opposition, repugnance, or antipathy.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
One after another, men and women cited job commitments, destination weddings, an aversion to the death penalty, or a certainty of guilt as reasons to prevent them from sitting on a trial expected to last at least three months.
The Boston Globe, 01/26/2015