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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.
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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. Sly; crafty; clever in surreptitious behaviour.

cunning

reflection

value

muster


2. The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy.

habitation

defiance

versatile

commotion


3. Quick and neat in action; skillful.

infer

deft

reference

majority


4. Obvious or easy to notice.

majority

compose

ignite

conspicuous


5. Dark, faint or indistinct.

circumference

obscure

sabotage

obstacles


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This Week's Word In The News 

INSIDIOUS

DEFINITION:
Causing harm in a way that is gradual or not easily noticed.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer said the Higher One scam was “further evidence of the insidious and widespread nature” of stolen IDs and tax-refund fraud in South Florida.
The Miami Herald, 05/25/2015