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 

INFALLIBLE

DEFINITION:
Not capable of being wrong or making mistakes.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Students in Minnesota public high schools soon could earn credit for courses that teach the Bible or the Qur’an as infallible truth under a proposal now before the Minnesota Legislature.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 03/27/2017

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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. To bring down the size, quantity, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.

debris

unsightly

reduce

kindle


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

tactic

dispel

eavesdrop

emerge


3. To sway back and forth; to totter or reel.

furtive

jut

waver

interdependence


4. The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.

scarcity

chronological

destination

counter


5. Bizarre, strange

recuperate

foresight

outlandish

except


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