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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. Of a central nature, first and foremost

primarily

clarify

swarm

oppose


2. Natural ability to acquire knowledge or skill.

swarm

oppose

frequency

aptitude


3. The state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness.

narrate

serenity

momentum

degree


4. The result or outcome of a cause.

effect

establish

meticulous

obstacles


5. The person, place or thing from which something (information, goods, etc.) comes or is acquired.

obstacles

document

source

value


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This Week's Word In The News 

POSTHUMOUS

DEFINITION:
Occurring or continuing after one's death

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
By favoring personal privacy over a family's wishes, the companies hope to appeal to the unspoken will of their users while also lessening the bureaucratic hassle of complying with millions of posthumous requests.
The San Jose Mercury News, 08/31/2015