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

compromise

document

brandish

gusto


2. More or most likely to be exposed to the chance of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

gusto

commotion

vulnerable

materialize


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

effect

guarantee

dismal

jargon


4. Allowing light to pass through but diffusing it

recluse

precipice

translucent

persistent


5. The short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc.

weather

muster

degree

establish


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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


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