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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 


To rise rapidly and suddenly.

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. jargon

Obvious or easy to notice.

Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.

Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.

2. kindle

To make something by merging parts.

To start (a fire) or light (a torch).

To finish successfully

To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.

3. attentive

To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.

The power to affect, control or manipulate something or someone; the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decisions.

To bump into or brush against while in motion.

Paying attention; noticing, watching, listening, or attending closely.

4. detail

A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care

Something small enough to escape casual notice.

A deliberate action aimed at weakening an enemy through subversion, obstruction, disruption, and/or destruction.

The system of production and distribution and consumption.

5. banish

The short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc.

Examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of something, esp. information.

To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.

A gift or payment to a common fund or collection.

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