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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. Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.

convey

uncanny

method

symbolism


2. An attempt to deceive someone into believing that one can or will do something.

bluff

topic

function

habitation


3. Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

repugnant

egregious

quell

pristine


4. A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects,

quell

pristine

jabber

analogy


5. To make stable or firm; to confirm.

contortion

misgivings

waver

establish


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This Week's Word In The News 

TRANSPARENCY

DEFINITION:
Characterized by visibility or accessibility of information especially concerning business practices

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Cigna, the health insurance company, offers an Internet-based transparency tool that shows plan members price information on the 200 most common procedures, which make up about 70 percent of the company’s medical claims, said Mark Slitt, a spokesman.
The Miami Herald, 09/15/2014