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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 


Pretended; sham; counterfeit.

One Twitter user said, ‘‘After the terrible events #lastnightinSweden, IKEA have sold out of this’’ and posted a mock Ikea instruction manual on how to build a ‘‘Border Wall.’’
The Boston Globe, 02/20/2017

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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. impact

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

A small hill or mound.

The force or energy of a collision of two objects.

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

2. imperious

A particular geographic region.

To move or swing a weapon back and forth, particularly if demonstrating skill.

To follow a winding course

Assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering

3. barricade

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

A barrier constructed across a road, especially as a military defense.

Connection or association; the condition of being related.

Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

4. persistent

One of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based.

Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

What something does or is used for.

To notice or view, especially carefully or with attention to detail.

5. pertinent

To notice or view, especially carefully or with attention to detail.

To waver or be unsteady.

Bizarre, strange

Important with regards to (a subject or matter); relevant

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