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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.

Words in the News Quiz
5 Elementary Words

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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. In order of time from the earliest to the latest

chronological

establish

specimen

compromise


2. To influence or alter.

affect

momentum

detail

significance


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

analogy

replenish

aptitude

serenity


4. Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

aptitude

serenity

swagger

vigilant


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

grueling

bluff

persistent

cause


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This Week's Word In The News 

PALLIATIVE

DEFINITION:
Relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He is receiving palliative care, and doctors have told the former mayor the next step is hospice care.
The Boston Globe, 10/27/2014