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

disdain

furtive

imperious

bluff


2. Examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of something, esp. information.

analyze

method

contributions

classify


3. Important with regards to (a subject or matter); relevant

pertinent

infer

knoll

compromise


4. Brief, concise, to the point.

headway

terse

commotion

habitation


5. A particular geographic region.

contortion

area

similar

persistent


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This Week's Word In The News 

IMPISH

DEFINITION:
Resembling an imp; mischievous.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Cocking her head with an impish grin, 6-year-old Francisca Ajtum gives her holiday voice a spin at home in Florida City.
The Miami Herald, 12/15/2014