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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. recuperate

Open resistance; bold disobedience.

The dividing line or location between two areas.

Facts or observations presented in support of an assertion.

To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.


2. persistent

A piece of written, printed, or electronic matter that provides information or evidence or that serves as an official record.

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

Connection or association; the condition of being related.

Emitting light; glowing brightly


3. waft

A form of acrobatic display which involves the dramatic bending and flexing of the human body.

To cause to float easily or gently through the air

So difficult or taxing as to make one exhausted; backbreaking.

The quantity of motion of a moving body; the impetus gained by a moving object


4. classify

Existing or occurring at the moment.

To identify by or divide into classes; to categorize.

To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.

To talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly; to utter gibberish or nonsense.


5. scarcity

A large or dense group of insects, esp. flying ones.

An inadequate amount of something; a shortage

To drive away by scattering, or so to cause to vanish.

Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary


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This Week's Word In The News 

IMPISH

DEFINITION:
Resembling an imp; mischievous.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Cocking her head with an impish grin, 6-year-old Francisca Ajtum gives her holiday voice a spin at home in Florida City.
The Miami Herald, 12/15/2014