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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 

SKYROCKETING

DEFINITION:
To rise rapidly and suddenly.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Bay Area’s wages are getting higher, far outpacing most of the country, but more residents are finding their paychecks can’t keep up with the region’s skyrocketing cost of living.
The San Jose Mercury News, 09/26/2016

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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. So difficult or taxing as to make one exhausted; backbreaking.

hasten

grueling

reduce

disdain


2. To build or form something by assembling parts.

construct

contributions

oppose

brackish


3. Deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements

brackish

recuperate

infer

acquire


4. To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.

banish

illuminate

deft

economy


5. A pleasant smell or odour.

attentive

fragrance

concoction

various


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