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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

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 sway back and forth; to totter or reel.

headway

interdependence

furtive

waver


2. To build or form something by assembling parts.

construct

vulnerable

precipice

convey


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

recuperate

misgivings

area

eavesdrop


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

eavesdrop

relationship

vigilant

aptitude


5. Exceptional, conspicuous, outstanding, most usually in a negative fashion.

knoll

egregious

foresight

attentive


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This Week's Word In The News 

NOXIOUS

DEFINITION:
Physically harmful or destructive to living beings

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Supporters say a statewide bag ban is needed to wipe out a particularly noxious form of litter that kills marine life in the Pacific Ocean and costs Californians $25 million a year to collect and bury.
The San Jose Mercury-News, 08/25/2014