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

convey

uncanny

weather

boundary


2. A form of acrobatic display which involves the dramatic bending and flexing of the human body.

misgivings

majority

unsightly

contortion


3. An opponent or rival.

adversary

muster

source

repugnant


4. Capable of doing many things competently

repugnant

hasten

versatile

attentive


5. A small hill or mound.

compromise

ominous

knoll

effect


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This Week's Word In The News 

LANDFALL

DEFINITION:
The reaching of land by an oceanic storm or a part, especially the eye, of a storm.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
We now enter our 10th year since then and still not a single hurricane has had a Florida landfall.
The Palm Beach Post, 06/22/2015


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