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Words in the News

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.
This Week's Word In The News 

PUNTER

DEFINITION:
An American football player who drops the ball from his hands and kicks it before it touches the ground.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
As first reported by Altitude Sports’ Vic Lombardi, Britton Colquitt, the Broncos’ veteran punter who was once the highest-paid player at his position, has been asked by the team to take a significant cut off his $3.25 million salary for 2016.
The Denver Post, 08/29/2016

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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. Quick and neat in action; skillful.

cunning

zeal

deft

vigilant


2. Progress toward a goal.

uncanny

headway

conclude

contortion


3. The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.

foresight

primarily

vulnerable

multitude


4. Self-confidence; poise; composure.

vulnerable

multitude

source

aplomb


5. To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle

imperious

infer

subside

conspicuous


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