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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. A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care

terse

contributions

tactic

oppose


2. Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.

reduce

symbolism

conclude

circumference


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

concoction

compromise

document

scarcity


4. Paying attention; noticing, watching, listening, or attending closely.

compose

illuminate

attentive

except


5. Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.

jabber

jargon

conspicuous

sabotage


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This Week's Word In The News 

PALLIATIVE

DEFINITION:
Relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He is receiving palliative care, and doctors have told the former mayor the next step is hospice care.
The Boston Globe, 10/27/2014


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