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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 

INFALLIBLE

DEFINITION:
Not capable of being wrong or making mistakes.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Students in Minnesota public high schools soon could earn credit for courses that teach the Bible or the Qur’an as infallible truth under a proposal now before the Minnesota Legislature.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 03/27/2017

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 recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.

jut

recuperate

stamina

barricade


2. A large or dense group of insects, esp. flying ones.

pertinent

ensure

swarm

conspicuous


3. More than half (50%) of some group

foresight

oppose

waft

majority


4. The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it

cause

uncanny

reflection

versatile


5. Tending to socialize or be social; friendly; inviting; congenial.

sociable

scarcity

banish

serenity


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